U.S. 90 travels along the Mississippi Gulf Coast through Pearlington, Waveland, Bay St. Louis, Pass Christian, Long Beach, Gulfport, Biloxi, Ocean Springs, Gautier, Pascagoula and Moss Point. Much of the route suffered tremendous damage during the August 29, 2005 landfall of Hurricane Katrina. Bridges over St. Louis Bay and Biloxi Bay were virtually destroyed by the powerful storm surge from Mississippi Sound. The highway also was washed away along the coastal route between Pass Christian and Gulfport. Recovery efforts included new fixed high level spans across St. Louis Bay, between Bay St. Louis and Henderson Point, and across Biloxi Bay from Biloxi east to Ocean Springs.
East into Jackson County, U.S. 90 joins the cities of Ocean Springs, Gautier and Pascagoula. A rural segment remains along the highway between Mississippi 57 and Gautier. Crossing the West Pascagoula River, U.S. 90 traverses a causeway east to an interchange for the Pascagoula Naval Station. A high level bridge, built in 2004-05, replaced the draw bridge over the East Pascagaoula River into Pascagoula. Follwing Denny Avenue, a four-lane commercial arterial. U.S. 90 turns northeastward from near Downtown Pascagoula to eventually run alongside a CSX Railroad to rural areas to the Alabama state line.
U.S. 90 converges with Interstate 10 east of Franklin Road at the state border. Prior to completion of I-10 in Mississippi, U.S. 90 directly connected to the freeway east toward Grand Bay and Mobile, Alabama.
U.S. 90 Mississippi Guides
Page Updated 02-07-2005.