U.S. 98 constitutes a four-lane highway throughout all of its route east from McComb to Hattiesburg, and the Alabama state line. An important trucking corridor and regional highway between Hattiesburg and Mobile, Alabama. U.S. 98 was realigned to bypass the rural towns of Beaumont and McClain, and the George County seat of Lucedale during the 1980s. Traveling along northern fringes of the DeSoto National Forest and by Lake Perry and the Palestinian Gardens, speed limits throughout the scenic course of U.S. 98 between Interstate 59 and the Alabama state line are posted at 65 mph.
West from I-55 and the town of Summit, U.S. 98 takes a winding route west to Auburn and Bude with just two overall lanes. The bulk of through traffic utilizes U.S. 84, which is a four-lane corridor to the north near Brookhaven. U.S. 84 and 98 combine west to U.S. 61 near Washington, where the three merge southwest into Natchez.
U.S. 98 Mississippi Guides
Page Updated 11-24-2007.