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Mississippi Highway 15 (MS 15) is a state highway in Mississippi. At almost 324 miles (521 km), it is the longest highway in the Mississippi Highway System. MS 15 is divided into two sections due to a large gap between Stone County and Perry County. The southern section begins at Interstate 10 (I-10) and I-110 in Biloxi and ends at a junction with MS 26 near Wiggins, and the northern section begins at a junction with U.S. Route 98 (US 98) near Beaumont and ends as a continuation as SR 125 near Walnut. It serves a total of 15 counties (Harrison, Stone, Perry, Jones, Jasper, Newton, Neshoba, Winston, Choctaw, Webster, Oktibbeha, Chickasaw, Pontotoc, Union, and Tippah).

Mississippi Highway 15 marker

Mississippi Highway 15
Route information
Maintained by MDOT
Length323.949 mi[1] (521.345 km)
Southern segment
South end I-10 / I-110 in D'Iberville
North end MS 26 near Wiggins
Northern segment
South end US 98 near Beaumont
Major
junctions
I-59 / US 11 / US 84 in Laurel
US 80 in Newton
I-20 in Newton
US 82 in Mathiston
US 278 in Pontotoc
I-22 / US 78 in New Albany
US 72 in Walnut
North end SR 125 near Walnut
Location
CountiesHarrison, Stone, Perry, Jones, Jasper, Newton, Neshoba, Winston, Choctaw, Webster, Oktibbeha, Chickasaw, Pontotoc, Union, Tippah
Highway system
MS 14MS 16
Water flowing over Old Hwy 67 and Mississippi Highway 15 near their intersection in Harrison County on September 29, 1998 during the September 1998 flooding caused on the Tchoutacabouffa River by Hurricane Georges.

HistoryEdit

MS 15 formally continued past I-10 and ran concurrent to I-110 to terminate at US 90.

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
HarrisonD'Iberville  I-10 – Pascagoula, Mobile, Gulfport, New Orleans
  I-110 south – Biloxi
Southern terminus of southern segment; I-10 exits 46A-B; south end of MS 67 overlap; signed as exits 4A (east) and 4B (west); cloverleaf interchange.
Sangani Boulevard / Promenade ParkwayInterchange
  MS 67 north – HattiesburgInterchange; north end of MS 67 overlap
StoneMoore Crossing  MS 26Northern terminus of southern segment
Gap in route
Perry   US 98 west / MS 198 – Lucedale, New AugustaSouthern terminus of northern segment; interchange; eastern terminus of MS 198; south end of MS 198 overlap
Beaumont  MS 198 west – New AugustaNorth end of MS 198 overlap
Richton  MS 42 west – HattiesburgSouth end of MS 42 overlap
  MS 42 east – State LineNorth end of MS 42 overlap
George Boutwell Road (MS 536)
JonesLaurel   I-59 north / US 84 east / Cook Avenue – Meridian, WaynesboroSouth end of I-59 / US 84 overlap; MS 15 south follows exit 96B
4th Avenue / Masonite RoadI-59 exit 96A
Beacon StreetI-59 exit 95C
  I-59 south / 16th Avenue south – Hattiesburg, Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional AirportNorth end of I-59 overlap; MS 15 north follows exit 95B
  US 84 west / 5th Street – Collins, Downtown Laurel, Veterans Memorial MuseumNorth end of US 84 overlap
  MS 537 south – MossNorthern terminus of MS 537
Jasper  MS 533 south – SosoNorthern terminus of MS 533
Bay Springs  MS 528 east – HeidelbergWestern terminus of MS 528
  MS 18 – Raleigh, Pachuta
Newton  MS 504 east – HeroWestern terminus of MS 504
Newton  US 80 – Newton, Hickory, Mississippi Veterans Memorial Cemetery
  I-20 – Jackson, MeridianI-20 exit 109
Decatur  MS 503 south – HickoryNorthern terminus of MS 503
Union  MS 494 east – Little Rock, MeridianWestern terminus of MS 494
  MS 492 – Sebastopol, House, Downtown Union
NeshobaGood Hope  MS 485 southNorthern terminus of MS 485
Philadelphia   MS 21 south to MS 488 – Sebastopol, Forest, Neshoba County FairgroundsSouth end of MS 21 overlap
  MS 16 west – Carthage, CasinosSouth end of MS 16 overlap
Cooper Williams Drive - Williamsville
    MS 16 east / MS 19 south / MS 21 north – Philadelphia, De Kalb, MeridianNorth end of MS 16 / MS 21 overlap; south end of MS 19 overlap
   MS 19 north – Kosciusko, AirportInterchange; north end of MS 19 overlap
WinstonNoxapater   MS 395 south / MS 400 east – Plattsburg, De Kalb, Nanih Waiya State ParkNorthern terminus of MS 395; western terminus of MS 400
Louisville  MS 25 south – CarthageInterchange; south end of MS 25 overlap
  MS 14 – Kosciusko, Downtown Louisville, Macon
  MS 25 north (MS 758) – Starkville, Mississippi State UniversityInterchange; north end of MS 25 overlap
ChoctawFR 967 (Choctaw Lake Road) – Choctaw Lake Wildlife ManagementProposed MS 768
AckermanAckerman (MS 759)
   MS 12 to MS 9 – Kosciusko, Starkville
Williams  MS 790
WebsterMathiston   US 82 west / MS 403 north – Eupora, Winona, Wood InstituteSouth end of US 82 overlap
  US 82 east – Starkville, ColumbusInterchange; north end of US 82 overlap
  MS 50 east – West PointSouth end of MS 50 overlap
  MS 50 west – CumberlandNorth end of MS 50 overlap
Natchez TraceInterchange
Mantee  MS 782 west (Mantee Road)Eastern terminus of MS 782
  MS 46 – Mantee, Montpelier
ChickasawWoodland  MS 340 west – Atlanta, WoodlandEastern terminus of MS 340
Houston   MS 8 to MS 389 – Grenada, HoustonInterchange
  MS 32 east – OkolonaSouth end of MS 32 overlap
Old Houlka  MS 32 west – Houlka, Davis LakeNorth end of MS 32 overlap
PontotocAlgoma  MS 772 (Algoma Road) – Algoma
Pontotoc  MS 41 – Downtown Pontotoc, Troy, Okolona
  To MS 9 south (via MS 770) – Oxford
   MS 9 / MS 338 – Oxford, Tupelo
   MS 336 – Tupelo, Airport
    US 278 / MS 6 to MS 9 – Oxford, truck to MS 9 northInterchange
Ecru  MS 346 west – HurricaneEastern terminus of MS 346
  MS 345 south – EcruNorthern terminus of MS 345
Union   MS 762 / CR 101
New Albany    I-22 / US 78 / MS 30 west – Memphis, TupeloInterchange; south end of MS 30 overlap; I-22 exit 64
  MS 178 – Downtown New Albany
  MS 348 east – Center, EllistownWestern terminus of MS 348
  MS 30 east – Booneville, Union County Museum, Northeast Mississippi Community CollegeNorth end of MS 30 overlap
TippahBlue Mountain   MS 2 west to MS 368 – Hickory FlatEastern terminus of MS 2
Ripley   MS 4 east to MS 2 – BoonevilleSouth end of MS 4 overlap
   MS 4 west – Downtown Ripley, Ashland, AirportNorth end of MS 4 overlap
  MS 370 west – AshlandEastern terminus of MS 370
  CR 302Proposed MS 369
Main StreetProposed MS 777
Walnut  MS 354 – Walnut Business District, Chalybeate
  US 72 – Memphis, Corinth
  SR 125 north – MiddletonTennessee state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mississippi Public Roads Selected Statistics" (PDF). Mississippi Department of Transportation. 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-03. Retrieved 2010-06-03.