US 90 in Mississippi
According to act-test-centers, US 90 is a US Highway in the US state of Mississippi. The road forms an east-west route along the Gulf of Mexico, from the Louisiana border through Gulfport, Biloxi, and Pascagoula to the Alabama border. US 90 is 121 kilometers long in Mississippi.
US 90 at Pascagoula.
US 90 runs through the urbanized coastal region of Mississippi. The route is almost entirely a divided highway, about 10 miles south of Interstate 10 that handles through traffic. US 90 serves all coastal towns and is of great regional importance. US 90 runs over several bridges that cross the bays.
At Pearlington, one crosses the Pearl River, which forms the border with Louisiana. US 90 in Louisiana comes from New Orleans. The first few miles of US 90 is the only single-lane section in Mississippi. The road leads through densely wooded coastal area to the town of Bay St. Louis, where a long bridge crosses St. Louis Bay. Then you pass through an urbanized coastal region, passing through Christian Pass, Long Beach and Gulfport. The US 90 usually runs directly along the beach and has 2×2 lanes. In downtown Gulfport, US 49 ends at US 90.
East of Gulfport, the urbanized coastal region continues through Mississippi City and Biloxi. In the center of Biloxi, Interstate 110 ends with a connection half over the sea to US 90. Then you cross Biloxi Bay with 2×3 lanes. US 90 runs further inland from Biloxi to Pascagoula through semi-urban areas. West of Pascagoula are strip malls along US 90. From here the road also has 2×3 lanes, later even 2×4 lanes over the Pascagoula River High Rise Bridge. From Pascagoula, US 90 heads northeast and then reaches the Alabama border, where US 90 narrows at the state line to a single-lane road just off I-10.
US 90 was created in 1926. The entire route east of Pass Christian was already paved by then, the US 90 was the only route that was already substantially paved in the late 1920s. In 1932, US 90 was completely paved, the first US Highway from Mississippi to be completely asphalted. On the Louisiana border, a 1927 cantilever swing bridge spans the Pearl River at Pearlington.
US 90 was also the first route in Mississippi to be substantially doubled to 2×2 lanes, most of which had 4 lanes before 1960. By the end of the 1960s, the entire route had been doubled to 2×2 lanes. Partly because US 90 was well developed early on, the construction of I-10 was not given as much priority as other Interstates in Mississippi. The first section of I-10 was not opened until 1970, and it was not until 1982 that the entire I-10 was completed, meaning US 90 no longer had a through-passage function. During Hurricane Katrina in 2005, a large part of US 90 was destroyed, especially the bridges, but also entire parts were swept away. The US 90 was repaired again in the following 5 years.
In Pascagoula, the ‘Pascagoula River High Rise Bridge’ opened on June 23, 2003, with 2×4 lanes. This replaced a 4-lane bridge. Near Bay St. Louis, the St. Louis Bay Bridge spans a bay of the Gulf of Mexico. The bridge deck of the original bridge was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. A wider bridge with 2×2 lanes was subsequently constructed on the existing bridge piers, which opened on 17 May 2007. In Biloxi, after Hurricane Katrina, the Biloxi Bay Bridge has been replaced by a wider 2×3 lane bridge. This opened on November 1, 2007.
Every day, 2,000 to 4,000 vehicles drive west of Waveland, which then rises rapidly in the urban area. 25,000 vehicles passed through Waveland and 31,000 vehicles in Gulfport. Up to 38,000 vehicles and 42,000 vehicles in Pascagoula drove through Biloxi. More east, 11,000 vehicles drove as far as the Alabama border.
US 98 in Mississippi
According to liuxers, US 98 is a US Highway in the US state of Mississippi. The road forms an east-west route through the south of the state, from Bude through Hattiesburg to the Alabama border. US 98 is 285 kilometers long in Mississippi.
US 98 at Columbia.
US 98 forms an east-west route that runs partly in a southeasterly direction. The route begins at Bude on US 84, then southeast to Interstate 55 at McComb, then east to the town of Hattiesburg, the largest town on the route, where it intersects Interstate 59. From Hattiesburg, US 98 heads southeast to Mobile, after which the border with Alabama follows after Lucedale. US 98 is almost entirely a divided highway with 2×2 lanes. Only the section between Bude and I-55 at McComb is single-lane.
US 98 was added to the US Highway system in 1934. Initially the route only ran in Florida, in 1955 the route was extended to Natchez. In 2008 the route was shortened to Bude. In 1928, the entire route of the future US 98 was a gravel road or a dirt road. In 1932 the first parts around McComb were paved. US 98 was one of the few US Highways that was not completely paved around 1940. In 1941 the route was still unpaved between Bude and McComb and a few other parts further east. It was not until 1953 that the last section between Bude and Auburn was asphalted.
From the 1980s, US 98 was doubled as a divided highway. The first parts were at McComb and Hattiesburg. Most of it has doubled to 2×2 lanes during the 1990s. By 1996, the route east of Hattiesburg had been doubled. In 2002, the final section between McComb and Hattiesburg had also been doubled.
Every day, 2,000 vehicles run between Bude and McComb and 7,000 to 11,000 vehicles between McComb and Hattiesburg. Up to 20,000 vehicles and 6,000 to 10,000 vehicles passed through Hattiesburg from Hattiesburg to the Alabama border.