Mississippi Gulf Coast / Southeast Louisiana Road Notes

Finally getting around to reviewing a day trip we took on May 9 from Pensacola, Florida west to Biloxi, Gulfport, New Orleans and LaPlace, Louisiana. While we have extensively covered much of this region previously, several key projects are underway or were completed in recent years. Let's take a look at a few of them. [...]

By | 2018-01-18T15:19:48+00:00 August 28th, 2015|Highways, Interstate Highways, Louisiana, Mississippi, U. S. Highways|0 Comments

Mid-South Road Trip – May 20 – Shreveport, Texarkana, Little Rock, Clarksdale, MS

Day 2 of the whirlwind trip took us around the Shreveport freeway system, northward along new Interstate 49 to Arkansas, around Texarkana on the new I-369 and AR 549 freeways, and northeast to a revisit of the Little Rock Interstates. Meandering southeastward, we crossed the doomed Clarendon Bridge over the White River toward U.S. 49 [...]

Mid-South Road Trip – May 19 – Pensacola, FL to Shreveport, LA

Took Interstate 10 westbound from Northwest Florida to Lake Charles, Louisiana, then U.S. 171 north to Shreveport. Redocumented all of I-10 west to Lafayette, all of I-12 west, Interstates 110 and 210. Took new coverage of I-10 west to Lake Charles and all of U.S. 171 north toward Shreveport as well as photographing the south [...]

Interstate 269 in Mississippi Progress

AARoads contributor Chris Kalina traveled through the Memphis area on Saturday March 8th and took a look at progress for construction of Interstate 269, the Memphis outer beltway. Work is underway along the entire corridor from Interstates 55 & 69 east to Tennessee 385 (Bill Morris Parkway) at Collierville. Tennessee is scheduled to complete their [...]

By | 2018-01-18T15:19:57+00:00 March 10th, 2014|Highways, Interstate Highways, Mississippi, United States|5 Comments

Iowa Trip Day 1 – MS to MO

Some notes and photos from a holiday drive northward from the Gulf Coast area to Iowa. Day 1 focused on the Interstate 55 corridor northward to Sikeston, Missouri. The day started out foggy, with lots of standing water from recent floodwaters over southern Mississippi. The the sun shined northward to Grenada, where murky skies set [...]

The end of the line for State Line, MS road work

A recent visit to State Line, Mississippi revealed changes made by 2007 to U.S. 45, Mississippi 42, and Mississipi 57. This small town derives its name from its proximity to the Alabama state line on the Greene and Wayne County lines. Mississippi 42 enters State Line as a two lane road from Richton to the [...]

By | 2018-01-18T15:20:48+00:00 May 14th, 2009|Mississippi|1 Comment

South Mississippi’s newest highways

Coming to fruition within the last few years are two new state highway alignments in Harrison County, Mississippi. The first is Mississippi 605, a highway designated along the previously unnumbered Lorraine and Cowan Roads between U.S. 90 and Interstate 10 and northward onto a new four-lane facility to Mississippi 67 at Traditions Parkway. Second is [...]

By | 2018-01-18T15:20:48+00:00 March 30th, 2009|Mississippi|1 Comment

What’s with Pascagoula anyway?

Speaking of carbon copying signs, perhaps it is about time that Interstate 10 guide signs in Mobile County, Alabama reflect Biloxi and/or New Orleans? Pascagoula made sense when Interstate 10 was originally built, because the freeway defaulted onto U.S. 90 at the state line for many years before Mississippi completed its portion. Nowadays, Pascagoula makes little sense, [...]

By | 2018-01-18T15:20:48+00:00 January 13th, 2009|Alabama, Interstate Highways, Louisiana, Mississippi|10 Comments
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