Mississippi Highway 30

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Mississippi Highway 30

MS 30 in red, unsigned extensions near New Albany and Wheeler in blue
Route information
Maintained by MDOT
Length91.1 mi[1] (146.6 km)
(78.968 mi excluding concurrencies)
Major junctions
West endLamar Blvd. / Molly Barr Rd. in Oxford
Major intersections
East end Natchez Trace Parkway in Mingo
CountryUnited States
CountiesLafayette, Union, Prentiss, Tishomingo
Highway system
MS 29 MS 32

Mississippi Highway 30 (MS 30) is a state highway that runs across the North Central Hills of the Appalachian Mountains in northeast Mississippi. It travels east–west for 91.1 miles (146.6 km) from MS 7 at Oxford, Mississippi to the Natchez Trace Parkway in Mingo near the Alabama state line.

Route description

Signs at the interchange with MS 7

MS 30 begins in Lafayette County in Oxford at an interchange with MS 7 in the northern part of town. It heads east briefly as a four-lane divided highway through a business district before narrowing to two-lanes and passing through neighborhoods for several blocks. The highway now leaves Oxford and passes through farmland for a couple miles before entering the Holly Springs National Forest, where it travels through remote woodlands (passing by Puskus Lake Recreation Area) as it crosses into Union County.

MS 30 along its concurrency with I-22/US 78 in New Albany

MS 30 exits the National Forest and travels eastward through farmland for several miles, where it passes through Etta (where it has an intersection with MS 355 and crosses the Tallahatchie River), before having an intersection with MS 349 and passing through the communities of Enterprise and Poolville. The highway enters the New Albany city limits and passes through an industrial area before some neighborhoods and business district at an interchange with I-22/US 78 (Exit 61), where MS 30 becomes concurrent (overlapped) with the Interstate. MS 30 heads east along four-lane I-22/US 78 east for a few miles to cross the Tallahatchie River for a second time immediately before Exit 63 (Carter Avenue/Central Avenue/Bratton Road; signed as Downtown New Albany). The freeway now reaches Exit 64, where MS 30 splits off and follows four-lane MS 15 north through the eastern side of town, where they have intersections with both MS 178 and MS 348, before MS 30 splits off and heads east through neighborhoods as a two-lane. MS 30 leaves New Albany and travels northeast through wooded and hilly terrain for the next several miles as it passes through Keownville, Pleasant Ridge (where it has an intersection with MS 370), and Graham (where it has an intersection with MS 9) before crossing into Prentiss County.

MS 30 passes through Geeville as it travels through farmland for a few miles to an interchange with US 45 in Wheeler, which MS 30 becomes concurrent with and they head north as a four-lane expressway for several miles to Booneville, where MS 30 splits off and heads east along a two-lane expressway on the southern outskirts of town, having an interchanges with MS 145 and MS 4, as well as having an intersection with MS 364 before leaving the Booneville area and winding its way through hilly woodlands for the next several miles, where it has an intersection with MS 365 in Burton before entering Tishomingo County.

Mississippi Highway 30 bridge passing over the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway in Paden

MS 30 travels through more hilly woodlands to cross the Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway and pass through Paden before having an intersection with MS 25 in the northern part of the town of Tishomingo. The highway passes through more hilly for a few more miles before coming to an end at an interchange with the Natchez Trace Parkway at the community of Mingo, with the road continuing south as County Road 85 (CR 85) towards Bloody Springs and the Alabama state line.[2]

Major intersections


MS 7 to I-55 / MS 6 / US 278 – Holly Springs, Water Valley, Batesville
Molly Barr Road – University-Oxford Airport
Interchange; Western terminus
Holly Springs National Forest8.814.2Road 2089 – Puskus Lake Recreation AreaAccess road into park
MS 355 south – Etta
Northern terminus of MS 355
MS 349 north – Macedonia, Cornersville, Potts Camp
Southern terminus of MS 349
New Albany30.048.3

I-22 west / US 78 west – Memphis

Highway 30 W to MS 178 – Museum
Western end of I-22 / US 78 overlap; MS 30 west follows exit 61
Downtown New AlbanyI-22 exit 63

I-22 east / US 78 east – Tupelo

MS 15 south – Pontotoc
Eastern end of I-22 / US 78 overlap; western end of MS 15 overlap; MS 30 east follows exit 64
33.453.8 MS 178 (E Bankhead Street) – Myrtle, Downtown New Albany, Blue Springs, Sherman
MS 348 east (Center Street) – Center, Ellistown
Western terminus of MS 348
MS 15 north – Ripley, Union County Museum, Northeast Mississippi Community College
Eastern end of MS 15 overlap
Pleasant Ridge46.274.4
MS 370 west
Eastern terminus of MS 370

MS 9 south to MS 370 – Sherman, Alpine
Northern terminus of MS 9

US 45 south – Tupelo

Old Mississippi 30 to MS 145 – Wheeler
Interchange; western end of US 45 overlap
US 45 north – Corinth
Interchange; eastern end of US 45 overlap
MS 145 – BoonevilleInterchange
MS 4 – East BoonevilleInterchange
MS 364 east
Western terminus of MS 364
MS 365 north – Cairo, Burnsville
Southern terminus of MS 365
TishomingoPaden84.2135.5Mississippi Avenue (MS 793 north) – Paden
Crows Neck Road – Crows Neck Paden Overlook (Paden Overlook Area)
Southern terminus of unsigned MS 793
Tishomingo86.2138.7 MS 25 – Iuka, Tishomingo, Tishomingo State Park
Mingo91.1146.6 Natchez Trace Parkway
CR 85 – Bloody Springs
Interchange; eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also


  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 28, 2021). "Map of Mississippi Highway 30" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 28, 2021.

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