Thursday, May 14, 2015

Mississippi Extends Interstate-22 Designation

Mississippi DOT has moved to designate US 78 as I-22. The 45-mile route connects New Albany, MS to Fulton, MS via Tupelo. The new Interstate, known as Corridor X, will connect Memphis to Birmingham.  Mississippi economic development leaders have been planning for business growth from the new highway since it's announcement.

“As expansion and growth continue in north Mississippi, I-22 will play a vital role in promoting safety and economic development throughout the region,” Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert said in a prepared statement in this article - Mississippi highway department apply for I-22 designation

The suggestion to extend I-22 to the Georgia coast. The eastern I-22 extension would provide an important route from Georgia ports to the Midwest markets.