U.S. 84 travels across southern reaches of Mississippi between Natchez and Waynesboro. The four lane corridor joins a number of smaller cities and towns including Bude, Brookhaven, Monticello, Prentiss and Collins. Through the city of Laurel, U.S. 84 combines with Interstate 59 along a bypass south of Downtown.
The Mississippi Department of Transportation's 1987 Four-Lane Highway Program and Vision 21 upgraded all but the eastern half mile of U.S. 84 in the state. This included building limited access bypasses at Monticello and Waynesboro. Some sections of old U.S. 84 were reclassified as Mississippi State Route 184.
U.S. 84 Mississippi Guides
A ribbon cutting ceremony marked the completion of the 1987 Four-lane Highway Program on December 15, 2011 in Wayne County. Completed was a $26.3 million project extending east along U.S. 84 from Waynesboro toward the Alabama state line. Work on this ten mile segment started in 2009. Total cost for four-laning 186.2 miles of U.S. 84 across Mississippi was approximately $130 million.1
|U.S. 84 east & 425 combine across the Natchez-Vidalia Bridge. The Mississippi state line lies midway across the cantilever span. Photo taken 06/12/04.|
- "Wayne County road project completed." Laurel Leader-Call (MS), December 18, 2011.
06/12/04 by AARoads and Justin Cozart
Page Updated 03-26-2019.