Mississippi Highway 25

Mississippi Highway 25 (MS 25) runs from I-55 in Jackson, Mississippi to the Tennessee state line north of Iuka. The largely controlled-access part from Jackson to Starkville connects the state capital with the main campus of Mississippi State University.

Mississippi Highway 25 marker

Mississippi Highway 25
Route information
Maintained by MDOT
Length221.142 mi[1] (355.894 km)
Major junctions
South end I-55 in Jackson
  US 82 in Starkville

US 45 Alt. in West Point
US 45 in Aberdeen
US 278 in Amory
I-22 / US 78 in Fulton
US 72 in Iuka
North end SR 57 near North Crossroads
Location
CountiesHinds, Rankin, Leake, Winston, Oktibbeha, Lowndes, Clay, Monroe, Itawamba, Tishomingo
Highway system
MS 24MS 26
MS 25 as it runs through Rankin County, north of Jackson.

HistoryEdit

 
Failure of the Mississippi Highway 25 N/U.S. Route 45 S bridge over the Tombigbee River relief (Big Nichols Creek)/Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway in Aberdeen, Mississippi, during the March 1955 floods.

The 1933 Road Map of Mississippi shows MS 25 running northward from Macon roughly along the 2019 alignment of U.S. Route 45 to Brooksville, then roughly along the 2019 alignment of U.S. Route 45 Alternate through Artesia and West Point to Muldon, where the 2019 alignment continues in a northeasterly direction.[2]

As of June 28, 2006, 150 miles (240 km) of continuous four-lane divided highway is open between Starkville, Mississippi, and Jackson, Mississippi. The last leg to open was the 11.9-mile (19.2 km), $27-million section from the intersection of Highway 19 north of Louisville, Mississippi, to Noxapater Creek in Winston County. This is one of the culminations of the 1987 Four-Lane Highway Program (commonly referred to as AHEAD Program) for improving Mississippi roadways.

On May 10, 2006 the next-to-last leg, a 10.1-mile (16.3 km), $23-million section, opened from the Oktibbeha County line west into Winston County.

Legally, Mississippi 25 is defined in Mississippi Code Annotated § 65-3-3, as follows: "Begins at or near Jackson, Hinds County, thence in a northeasterly direction to or near Carthage, Louisville and Starkville, thence along U.S. 82 to its intersection with U.S. 45A, thence along U.S. 45A to Muldon, thence to or near Aberdeen, Amory, Smithville, to U.S. 78, thence continuing to Belmont, Dennis, Tishomingo, Iuka and to the Mississippi-Tennessee state line north of Cross Roads, Tishomingo County."[3]

FutureEdit

All of Highway 25, except for the portion between West Point, Mississippi, and Fulton, Mississippi, will be an at least four-lane divided highway by the mid-2010s, per Mississippi House Bill 725 of the 1998 session.

Cities on the routeEdit

From south to north

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
HindsJackson  I-55 / Lakeland Drive west – McComb, GrenadaI-55 exit 98B; Southern terminus
RankinFlowoodTreetops Boulevardproposed MS 477
   MS 475 south to I-20 – USPFO, International AirportNorthern terminus of MS 475
  MS 471 south – BrandonInterchange; south end of MS 471 overlap
  MS 471 north – Goshen SpringsInterchange; north end of MS 471 overlap
Koch  MS 43 – Canton, Sand Hill, Rankin County, SandhillInterchange
Leake  To MS 483 – Leake County Water Park, Ludlow, Ross Barnett Reservoir Low Head Dam
  MS 13 south – Lena, MortonNorthern terminus of MS 13
  MS 16 – Canton, CarthageInterchange
  To MS 429 – Thomastown
Carthage  MS 35 – Kosciusko, CarthageInterchange
Remus Roadproposed MS 427
WinstonFour Corners  MS 19 – Kosciusko, PhiladelphiaInterchange
Louisville  MS 15 south – PhiladelphiaInterchange; south end of MS 15 overlap
  MS 14 – Kosciusko, Downtown Louisville, Macon
  MS 15 north (MS 758) – Ackerman, MathistonInterchange; north end of MS 15 overlap
OktibbehaStarkville  MS 12 – Starkville, Ackerman, Mississippi State UniversityInterchange
  MS 182 – West StarkvilleInterchange
  US 82 west – WinonaInterchange; south end of US 82 overlap; south end of freeway
  MS 389 – Downtown Starkville
  MS 12 west – Starkville, Mississippi State UniversitySouth end of MS 12 overlap
  MS 182 – Clayton Village, Starkville
Hickory Grove Road
Lowndes   
    US 82 east / MS 12 east / US 45 Alt. south – Columbus, Meridian
Interchange; north end of US 82 overlap; south end of US 45 Alt. overlap; north end of freeway
ClayWest Point  MS 50 – Downtown West Point, Waverley Plantation
Monroe 
  US 45 Alt. north – Okolona, Tupelo
Interchange; north end of US 45 Alt. overlap
  MS 382 west – PrairieEastern terminus of MS 382
Aberdeen   US 45 north / MS 8 west – TupeloSouth end of US 45 / MS 8 overlap
  MS 145 north – AberdeenSouthern terminus of MS 145
  US 45 south – ColumbusInterchange; north end of US 45 overlap
  MS 8 east – GattmanNorth end of MS 8 overlap
Amory  US 278 west – TupeloSouth end of US 278 overlap
  US 278 eastNorth end of US 278 overlap
  MS 6 west – NettletonEastern terminus of MS 6
Smithville  MS 23 northSouthern terminus of MS 23
ItawambaFulton   I-22 west / US 78 west – Tupelo, Downtown Fulton, Jamie L. Whitten Historical Center, Itawamba Community CollegeSouth end of I-22 / US 78 overlap; MS 25 south follows exit 104
   I-22 east / US 78 east – Birminghamnorth end of I-22 / US 78 overlap; MS 25 north follows exit 108
  MS 178 – Fulton, Tremont
  MS 76 east – Russellvilleproposed
TishomingoTishomingo County 78proposed MS 767
Belmont  To MS 366 east (MS 760 east) – Golden, Red BayWestern terminus of unsigned MS 760
  MS 366 east – Golden, Red BayWestern terminus of MS 366
Dennis  MS 4 west – New SiteEastern terminus of MS 4
  Natchez Trace ParkwayInterchange
  MS 30 – Paden Overlook, Crows Neck
Midway  MS 364 west – Holcut, Divide Section Wildlife Management Area Headquarters, Holcut MemorialEastern terminus of MS 364
Iuka  US 72 – Corinth, Florence, ALInterchange
 
  MS 25 Bus. north (Battleground Drive)
Southern terminus of MS 25 Business
  MS 172 – Iuka, Old Court House Museum
County Road 231 - Harmony
Old 25 - Business District
Cross Roads  MS 365 south – BurnsvilleNorthern terminus of MS 365
  MS 350 west – CorinthEastern terminus of MS 350
  SR 57 west – Pickwick DamTennessee state line; northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit

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.
  2. ^ "HWY Map 1933 Road Map of MS" (PDF). Retrieved 2019-04-29.
  3. ^ "Mississippi Code § 65-3-3 (2013)". Retrieved 2019-04-29.

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