Nissan Parkway

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Route information
Maintained byMississippi Department of Transportation
Length2.9 mi[1] (4.7 km)
HistoryConstruction began December 2001
Opened December 2002
Major junctions
West end MS 22 near Canton
Major intersections I-55 in Canton
East end US 51 / MS 16 in Canton
CountryUnited States

Nissan Parkway is a short divided highway in central Mississippi. The road starts at Mississippi Highway 22 (MS 22). It travels east to an interchange with Interstate 55 (I-55) and intersects a road leading to a Nissan assembly plant. The parkway then continues eastward to its eastern terminus at U.S. Route 51 (US 51) and MS 16. Nissan Parkway was constructed in 2002 from MS 22 to I-55, after being proposed in one year before. The road was extended to its current eastern terminus by 2003.


All of the road is inside Madison County and is a divided highway.[1] The parkway is fully maintained by the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT).[2] In 2017, MDOT calculated as many as 14,000 vehicles traveling west of Nissan Drive, and as few as 4,300 vehicles traveling east of Industrial Parkway. This is expressed in terms of annual average daily traffic (AADT), a measure of traffic volume for any average day of the year.[3]

Nissan Parkway starts at MS 22 southwest of Canton, and travels southeastward. The road soon turns east at Old Jackson Road, and trees soon clears up. Nissan Parkway then curves to the northeast, near a road to a medical center. The parkway later turns east at Mississippi Parkway, which leads to a Mississippi State University extension center. Nissan Parkway soon intersects Interstate 55 (I-55) at a cloverleaf interchange. The road then meets the northern terminus of Nissan Drive (MS 857), linking to a Nissan assembly plant. The parkway travels near a pond,[1] and crosses over a railroad owned by the Canadian National Railway.[4] Less than one mile (1.6 km) later, Nissan Parkway ends at US 51 and MS 16. The road continues east as MS 16 and Canton Parkway.[1]


In November 2001, Nissan announced plans to build an assembly plant near Canton,[5] and the Madison County Board of Supervisors and MDOT issued $20 million worth of bonds and allocated $65 million respectively for roads, bridges, and interchanges.[6] The solicitation of bids for the parkway were announced in October 2001, with the road starting from MS 22 to I-55,[7] and extending to US 51 in another phase. The project began by December 2001, along with nearby Nissan Drive.[8] The parkway was almost complete by September 2002,[9] and it was opened by December of that year.[10] The remaining section from I-55 to US 51 was finished by 2003,[11] with the final project cost close to $35 million.[12] The plant opened on May 27, 2003, after two years of construction and the Mississippi Legislature investing $363 million into the facility.[13] In 2013, Canton Parkway was built, connecting Nissan Parkway and US 51 to MS 43, with MS 16 being rerouted onto both Nissan Parkway and Canton Parkway at that time between I-55 and MS 43.[14]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Madison County.

0.00.0 MS 22 – Canton, FloraWestern terminus

I-55 / MS 16 west – Grenada, Jackson
Cloverleaf interchange; I-55 exit 118 A/B; western end of MS 16
2.03.2MS 857 south (Nissan Drive)Northern terminus of MS 857
Canton2.94.7 US 51 (South Liberty Street) – Canton, GluckstadtEastern terminus

MS 16 east (Canton Parkway)
Road continues as MS 16
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e Microsoft; Nokia (July 7, 2014). "Nissan Parkway" (Map). Bing Maps. Microsoft. Retrieved July 7, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Mississippi Department of Transportation Planning Division (December 31, 2016). Mississippi Public Roads Selected Statistics Extent, Travel, and Designation (PDF) (Report). Mississippi Department of Transportation. p. 240. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 13, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  3. ^ Mississippi Department of Transportation (2017). "MDOT Traffic Count Application". Mississippi Department of Transportation. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  4. ^ Official Railroad Map of Mississippi (PDF) (Map). Cartography by Mississippi Department of Transportation. Mississippi Department of Transportation. 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 14, 2014. Retrieved July 7, 2014.
  5. ^ Schoenberger, Robert (November 11, 2000). "Nissan ushers in new industry". The Clarion-Ledger. Jackson, Mississippi. p. 1A. Retrieved June 19, 2018 – via
  6. ^ Metz, Sylvain (November 10, 2005). "Madison County to issue bonds for roads, build training site". The Clarion-Ledger. Jackson, Mississippi. p. 5A. Retrieved June 19, 2018 – via
  7. ^ "The Big Easy Classifieds". The Clarion-Ledger. Jackson, Mississippi. Mississippi Department of Transportation. October 1, 2001. p. 6F. Retrieved June 19, 2018 – via
  8. ^ Acy, Jerry (December 27, 2001). "County bustling with tremendous growth". The Madison County Herald. Canton, Mississippi. p. 4. Retrieved June 19, 2018 – via
  9. ^ Woodruff, Jenny (September 12, 2002). "The Nissan Parkway project schedule for October finish". The Northside Sun. Jackson, Mississippi. p. 2A. Retrieved June 19, 2018 – via
  10. ^ Weber, Lucy (December 7, 2002). "Public hearing set for interchange". The Madison County Herald. Canton, Mississippi. pp. 1–6. Retrieved June 19, 2018 – via
  11. ^ Matthews, Peggy (July 13, 2003). "$15M bypass to ease traffic". The Clarion-Ledger. Jackson, Mississippi. p. 1B. Retrieved June 19, 2018 – via
  12. ^ "Nissan-supplier road work to cost more than $60M". The Greenwood Commonwealth. Greenwood, Mississippi. Associated Press. June 14, 2002. p. 5A. Retrieved June 19, 2018 – via
  13. ^ Schoenberger, Robert (May 25, 2003). "Mississippi–Nissan synergy". The Clarion-Ledger. No. Nissan Mississippi Special Edition. Jackson, Mississippi. p. 2. Retrieved June 19, 2018 – via
  14. ^ Bradley-Phillips, Terricha (February 14, 2013). "Canton Parkway opens, to ease traffic flow". The Clarion-Ledger. Jackson, Mississippi. Retrieved July 7, 2014.

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