Mississippi 611 (Industrial Road) extends 4.2 miles south from a folded diamond interchange joining the south end of Mississippi 63 with U.S. 90 along the Moss Point / Pascagoula city line, to the end of state maintenance at Hardee Road. The state route accommodates truck traffic to chemical plants, a refinery and a landfill as it parallels Bayou Casotte to the east.

Constructed in two phases, the U.S. 90-Industrial Road flyover project added an overpass linking MS 611 north with MS 63 across both U.S. 90 and the adjacent CSX Railroad. Including new ramps and the flyover, the $23 million first phase was completed in mid-February 2014. Costing $13.6 million, the second phase expanded all of Industrial Road south to five lanes. Work south of Old Mobile Highway was scheduled from March 2014 to June 2015,1 but continued into 2016.

Mississippi 611 appeared on the 1962 Official State Highway Map along its current south south from U.S. 90. Industrial areas east of Mississippi 611 and south of Old Mobile Avenue represent the site of Jackson County Airport.


Mississippi 611 north
A begin state maintenance sign formally marks the northbound beginning of Mississippi 611 along Industrial Road. Photo taken 11/20/15.
Industrial Road expands into a five-lane arterial north of Hardee Road. Photo taken 11/20/15.
Traveling by the Chevron Pascagoula Refinery, Mississippi 611 north is unmarked along Industrial Road. Photo taken 11/20/15.
Mississippi 611 (Industrial Road) angles northwest to intersect Orchard Road west into Pascagoula. The state route straddles the east city line to Old Mobile Avenue. Photo taken 11/20/15.
Old Mobile Avenue angles northeast from Orchard Road through residential areas of the East Pascagoula to MS 611 (Industrial Road). Photo taken 11/20/15.
The first reassurance marker for MS 611 north appears along Industrial Road beyond Old Mobile Avenue. Photo taken 11/20/15.
Mississippi 611 wholly enters the Pascagoula city limes to the folded diamond interchange with U.S. 90 and Mississippi 63 north. Photo taken 11/20/15.
U.S. 90 heads northeast from Pascagoula along the Moss Point city line to Kreole and Orange Grove. The four-lane highway reduces to two lanes ahead of the Alabama state line ahead of Grand Bay.
Mississippi 63 begins and heads north 3.7 miles to meet Interstate 10. Photo taken 11/20/15.
Mississippi 611 south
Mississippi 611 south passes over U.S. 90 and a CSX Railroad line ahead of the first confirming marker. Photo taken 11/20/15.
Construction of the U.S. 90-Industrial Road flyover project realigned Mississippi 611 east to the intersection with Old Mobile Avenue. A portion of the old roadway nearby was repurposed into a service road. Photo taken 11/20/15.
Orchard Road stems west from MS 611 (Industrial Road) to residential areas of East Pascagoula and Old Mobile Avenue. Photo taken 11/20/15.
Industrial Road advances south from Orchard Road to the Chveron Pascagoula Refinery. Photo taken 11/20/15.
An end sign precedes the southern terminus of Mississippi 611 by one half mile. Photo taken 11/20/15.
Hardee Road connects the south end of MS 611 (Industrial Road) with the adjacent port facilities and the oil refinery. Photo taken 11/20/15.
End state maintenance sign posted just south of Hardee Road by Priest Bayou. The road extends a short distance further to an industrial area along Bayou Cassotte. Photo taken 11/20/15.
Mississippi 611 north - old alignment
MS 611 expanded to four lanes just ahead of the CSX Railroad crossing and the signalized intersection with U.S. 90 and MS 63 north. This stretch of roadway is now a service road for a handful of businesses. Photo taken 05/29/04.
The older begin state maintenance sign assembly for MS 611 north included a placard for Urban Limit. Photo taken 08/20/01.
The intersection with MS 63, MS 611 and U.S. 90 came together is now the location where the west side ramps meet U.S. 90. Photo taken 05/29/04.
MS 63 north from MS 611 and U.S. 90 was also shifted east. This included the removal of the intersection with Shortcut Road. Photo taken 09/12/10.
Mississippi 611 south - old alignment
Leading away from U.S. 90 and MS 63, motorists along Industrial Road passed by the first shield for MS 611 south. Photo taken 08/20/01.
The end shield for MS 611 south was removed by 2010, but restored by 2015. Photo taken 08/20/01.

Sources:

  1. "First phase of east Jackson County flyover project winds down, road widening begins in March." The Mississippi Press Press-Register, February 13, 2014.


Photo Credits:

08/20/01, 05/29/04, 09/12/10, 11/20/15 by AARoads

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Page Updated 02-21-2018.