U.S. Route 82 in Mississippi Article

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U.S. Route 82 marker

U.S. Route 82
Route information
Maintained by MDOT
Length180.0 mi [2] (289.7 km)
Existed1932 [1]–present
Major junctions
West end US 82 / US 278 at the Arkansas state line
  US 61 / US 278 in Leland

US 49W in Indianola
US 49E in Greenwood
I-55 near Winona
US 51 in Winona

US 45 in Columbus
East end US 82 at the Alabama state line
Highway system
US 80 US 84

U.S. Route 82 (US 82) is a section of a west-east highway that travels through Mississippi. It starts at the Arkansas state line at Refuge and ends at the Alabama state line east of Columbus.

Route description

As are most other US numbered highways in the state, this entire section of US 82 is defined in Mississippi Code Annotated § 65-3-3. [3]

Through the entire state, the highway is four-laned with interchanges at major junctions. After crossing the Mississippi River from Arkansas via the four-laned, cable-stayed Greenville Bridge, the road briefly travels northeast toward central Greenville, then turns east toward Leland, where it intersects US 61, as US 278 breaks it concurrency and goes on to follow US 61 north. US 82 continues eastward, intersecting US 49W in Indianola, US 49E in Greenwood, I-55 and US 51 in Winona, and passing through Starkville.

From Starkville east through Columbus up until the Alabama state line, US 82 is built to freeway standards. It forms a brief concurrency with US 45 in Columbus, as both highways cross the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway together via an unnamed bridge. As US 45 heads north, US 82 continues to wind its way around the city, finally crossing into Alabama almost immediately after an interchange with Lee Stokes Road.

History

US 82 was first requested by MDOT in part as a route that extended from Texarkana, Arkansas to Columbus. Their request was approved on July 1, 1931 after a similar request was made from AHTD processed a similar request. Eventually, in June 1934, an expansion to Tuscaloosa was approved and completed in the same year. The length of US 82 began shortening sometime just before 1939, mainly within cities. The length of the highway in the state was shortened even further by 1942. [1]

Future

Construction is now underway on a U.S. 82 bypass around Greenville. The new road will commence at the Greenville Bridge and terminate at the current US 82 near Leland, creating a half-loop freeway around South Greenville. Cloverleaf interchanges are presently being built at the freeway's junctions with MS 454 and MS 1. This new bypass will be the southern terminus for the planned freeway connector to Interstate 69, which is also under construction through the northern Mississippi Delta. [4]

Junction list

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
Mississippi River0.00.0 US 82 / US 278 continue west via the Greenville Bridge into Arkansas
Washington Refuge1.11.8 MS 454Future bypass route
Greenville9.715.6 MS 1 – Metcalfe, Avon
Leland17.428.0Broad StreetFormer US 61 north; future bypass route
18.9–
19.5
30.4–
31.4
US 61 / US 278 – Rolling Fork, ClevelandInterchange; eastern terminus of US 278 concurrency
Sunflower Indianola33.053.1 MS 448 – Shaw
33.754.2 US 49W – Yazoo City, Tutwiler
Moorhead40.965.8 MS 3 – Sunflower, Inverness
Leflore Itta Bena53.485.9 MS 7 – BelzoniWestern terminus of MS 7 concurrency
Greenwood57.993.2 US 49E – TutwilerWestern terminus of US 49E concurrency
62.2–
62.6
100.1–
100.7
US 49E – Yazoo CityInterchange; eastern terminus of US 49E concurrency
63.8102.7 MS 430 – Vaiden
64.1103.2 MS 7 – GrenadaEastern terminus of MS 7 concurrency
Carroll77.8125.2 MS 17 / MS 35 – Carrollton, North Carrollton, Holcomb, LexingtonWestern terminus of MS 35 concurrency
79.4127.8 MS 35 – Vaiden, KosciuskoEastern terminus of MS 35 concurrency
Montgomery Winona86.8139.7 I-55 – Jackson, MemphisI-55 exit 185
88.9143.1 US 51 – JacksonInterchange
Kilmichael98.3158.2 MS 182
100.6161.9 MS 182Western terminus of MS 182 concurrency
Webster116.6187.6 MS 182 – EuporaEastern terminus of MS 182 concurrency
Eupora119.5192.3 MS 9 – Ackerman, Calhoun CityInterchange
122.0196.3 MS 182 – EuporaWestern terminus of MS 182 concurrency
126.7203.9  Natchez Trace ParkwayInterchange
Mathiston127.8205.7 MS 15 / MS 403 – Ackerman, LouisvilleWestern terminus of MS 15 concurrency
128.7207.1 MS 15 – Maben, PontotocInterchange; Eastern terminus of MS 15 concurrency
Oktibbeha137.9221.9 MS 182 – StarkvilleEastern terminus of MS 182 concurrency
Starkville144.6–
145.3
232.7–
233.8
MS 25 – LouisvilleInterchange; west end of freeway; western terminus of MS 25 concurrency
145.6234.3 MS 389 – Pheba, Beasley
147.7–
148.2
237.7–
238.5
MS 12 – AckermanWestern terminus of MS 12 concurrency
Clayton Village149.5–
150.0
240.6–
241.4
MS 182 – Starkville
153.5247.0Hickory Grove Road
Lowndes156.3251.5
US 45 Alt. / MS 25 – West Point, Brooksville
Eastern terminus of MS 25 concurrency
160.5258.3 MS 791 to MS 182Access to Golden Triangle Regional Airport
166.2267.5 US 45 to MS 182 – Macon, MeridianWestern terminus of US 45 concurrency
Bridge over the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway
Columbus169.4272.6 MS 182
170.0273.6 US 45 / MS 50 / MS 69 – West Point, Aberdeen, AmoryEastern terminus of US 45 concurrency
170.6274.6North 18th Avenue
171.7276.3Military Road
173.9279.9 MS 12 (Tuscaloosa Road) / MS 50Eastern terminus of MS 12 concurrency
178.9–
179.3
287.9–
288.6
Lee Stokes Road
Alabama state line180.0289.7 US 82 continues east into Alabama
East end of freeway
SR 6 begins
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References

  1. ^ a b "U.S. 82: General Highway History". Highway History. Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved June 23, 2016.
  2. ^ Google (March 25, 2016). "Overview Map of US 82 in Mississippi" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
  3. ^ "§ 65-1-59: Status of existing state highways; annual report of recommendations". Mississippi Code Annotated. 2013. Retrieved June 24, 2016 – via Justia.
  4. ^ "MDOT Home Page". Retrieved June 22, 2016.


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