Mississippi Highway 314

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Mississippi Highway 314

Route information
Maintained by MDOT and City of Oxford
Length7.278 mi[1] (11.713 km)
Major junctions
West end CR 100 near Oxford
East end MS 7 / MS 334 in Oxford
CountryUnited States
Highway system
MS 313 MS 315

Mississippi Highway 314 (MS 314) is a state highway in Lafayette County, serving the city of Oxford. It is generally a two-lane roadway.

The road begins northwest of Oxford and travels southeast towards the city and the campus of the University of Mississippi before traveling through the city's downtown area. The highway ends at an interchange with MS 7 where the road continues as MS 334.

Route description

The western terminus of MS 314 is in rural Lafayette County northwest of Oxford. West of here, the roadway continues as Lafayette County Road 100 heading towards the Sardis Reservoir. MS 314 heads southeast as a two-lane road past churches and a sports field complex. Passing through a roundabout, the road gains bike lanes on both sides of the highway as it passes small condominiums and the University-Oxford Airport as it enters the city limits of Oxford. MS 314 makes a sharp curve to the south to come to an intersection with Jackson Avenue, former MS  6, across the road from the University of Mississippi campus. MS 314 becomes four lanes wide with a center turn lane as it skirts around the north side of the college campus heading east. The road narrows to two lanes and passes under the Oxford Depot Trail (formerly Mississippi Central Railroad), MS 314 turns to the south along Ninth Avenue before Jackson Avenue reaches the downtown portion of Oxford. It heads south for three blocks before turning back to the east on University Avenue. Heading through the city's business district, MS 314 widens to four lanes before it ends at a diamond interchange with MS 7. University Avenue continues east as MS 334 which also has its terminus at this interchange.[2]

MS 314 is state-maintained on its portion west of Oxford city limits and in the vicinity of the MS 7 interchange. It is otherwise maintained by the city of Oxford.[1][2][3]


The highway was established as an unpaved road around 1957 running from the Sardis Reservoir into Oxford.[4][5] By 1994, most of the road had been paved.[6] By 2010, the road had been truncated to a total length of 6.4 miles (10.3 km) [7] MS 314 was extended to its current length of 7.3 miles (11.7 km) in 2014.[8]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Lafayette County.

0.0000.000 CR 100Western terminus
MS 7 / MS 334 east (University Avenue) – Water Valley, Holly Springs
Eastern terminus; interchange; western terminus of MS 334
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b Mississippi Department of Transportation Planning Division (2019). Mississippi Public Roads Selected Statistics Extent, Travel, and Designation (PDF) (Report). Mississippi Department of Transportation. p. F-7. Retrieved June 1, 2021.
  2. ^ a b Google (June 1, 2021). "Mississippi Highway 314" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved June 1, 2021.
  3. ^ State Designated-State Maintained Highway System of Mississippi (PDF) (Map). Mississippi Department of Transportation. July 2019. Retrieved June 1, 2021.
  4. ^ Official Highway Map State of Mississippi (PDF) (Map). State Highway Commission. 1957. Retrieved June 1, 2021.
  5. ^ Official Highway Map State of Mississippi (PDF) (Map). State Highway Commission. 1958. Retrieved June 1, 2021.
  6. ^ Official Highway Map of Mississippi (PDF) (Map). Mississippi Department of Transportation. 1994. Retrieved June 1, 2021.
  7. ^ "Mississippi Public Roads Selected Statistics Extent, Travel, and Designation" (PDF). Mississippi Department of Transportation. 2010. p. F-9. Retrieved June 1, 2021.
  8. ^ "Mississippi Public Roads Selected Statistics Extent, Travel, and Designation" (PDF). Mississippi Department of Transportation. 2014. p. F-8. Retrieved June 1, 2021.
  9. ^ "MS Highways". Mississippi Geospatial Data Catalog. Retrieved June 1, 2021.

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