Mississippi Highway 29

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Mississippi Highway 29

Route information
Maintained by MDOT
Length78.7 mi[1] (126.7 km)
(78.009 mi excluding concurrency with MS 149)
Major junctions
South end MS 26 / MS 149 in Wiggins
Major intersections US 98 in New Augusta
US 11 in Ellisville
I-59 in Ellisville
US 84 near Calhoun
North end MS 28 in Soso
CountryUnited States
CountiesJones, Perry, Stone
Highway system
MS 28 MS 30

Mississippi Highway 29 (MS 29) is a state highway in southern Mississippi. It runs from north to south for 78.7 miles (126.7 km) and serves three counties: Jones, Perry, Stone.

Route description

MS 29 begins in Stone County at an interchange between MS 26 (W Central Avenue) and MS 149 (Magnolia Drive) in Wiggins. It heads north concurrent (overlapped) with MS 149 and they head straight up through the center of downtown for several blocks before MS 29 splits off and heads east through neighborhoods along E Hatten Avenue. MS 29 merges onto Parkway Drive to pass by the Flint Creek Water Park before leaving the Wiggins city limits and traveling northeast through a mix of farmland and woodlands for a few miles to cross into Perry County.

MS 29 travels through farmland for several miles before entering the Black Creek Wilderness portion of De Soto National Forest, where it crosses Black Creek and winds its way through remote woodlands for several miles, exiting only briefly to pass through the community of Janice. The highway finally exits the forest as it passes through the town of New Augusta, where it has an intersection with US 98, before crossing the Leaf River. MS 29 begins paralleling Tallahala Creek as it heads north through mostly rural wooded areas, with some farmland here and there, for several miles to pass through Runnelstown, where it has an intersection with MS 42. The highway winds its way through more woodlands before crossing into Jones County at the community of Whitfield.

MS 29 travels northwest through farmland for several miles to pass through Johnson and cross Tallahala Creek before entering the Ellisville city limits at an intersection with MS 590. It passes through some neighborhoods before merging onto S Church Street as it passes by Jones College. The highway heads north through neighborhoods before turning left onto Holly Street to pass along the northern edge of downtown, as well as cross a railroad track. MS 29 immediately has an intersection with US 11, where it becomes Hill Street as well as begins a concurrency with MS 588. The travel northwest through a business district for several blocks to have an interchange with I-59 (Exit 88) before MS 588 splits off and heads west. MS 29 leaves Ellisville shortly thereafter and travels northwest through rural farmland for several miles, where it has an interchange with US 84, before entering the town of Soso and coming to an end at an intersection with MS 28.

The entire length of Mississippi Highway 29 is a rural two lane state highway.[2]

Major intersections


MS 26 / MS 149 south to US 49 – Poplarville, Lucedale
Southern terminus; interchange; south end of MS 149 overlap
MS 149 north
North end of MS 149 overlap
2.03.2Flint Creek Water Park main entranceAccess road into park
PerryDe Soto National Forest20.332.7Progress Road (FS 385) - McLain
23.537.8Beaumont-Brooklyn Road - Beaumont
New Augusta32.752.6 US 98 – Hattiesburg, Lucedale
34.655.7Buck Creek Road to Old Augusta Road - McSwain, Richton
35.457.0Old River Road - Hattiesburg
Runnelstown46.174.2 MS 42 – Hattiesburg, Richton

MS 590 west to I-59 – Seminary
Eastern terminus of MS 590
Ellisville66.5107.0 US 11 – Laurel, Hattiesburg

MS 588 begins
Eastern terminus of MS 588; south end of MS 588 overlap
I-59 – Hattiesburg, LaurelI-59 exit 88
MS 588 west – Collins
North end of MS 588 overlap
US 84 – Collins, Laurelinterchange
Soso78.7126.7 MS 28 – Taylorsville, LaurelNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ "Mississippi Public Roads Selected Statistics" (PDF). Mississippi Department of Transportation. 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-03. Retrieved 2010-06-03.
  2. ^ Google (March 26, 2021). "Map of Mississippi Highway 29" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 26, 2021.

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