U.S. Highway 84 East - Brookhaven to Laurel

U.S. 84 East
U.S. 84 enters the Brookhaven area of Lincoln County from the Homochitto National Forest area to interchange with Interstate 55 (Exit 38). Interstate 55 bypassing the Lincoln County seat to the west on a rural drive between McComb and Hazlehurst. Pictured here is the northbound on-ramp to Jackson. Photo taken 06/12/04.
Having just departed the Exit 38 diamond interchange with Interstate 55, U.S. 84 scoots south of the Lincoln County seat of Brookhaven (pop. 9,861) en route to U.S. 51. The four lane highway spans the West Bogue Chitto east of the freeway. Photo taken 06/12/04.
U.S. 84 nears the west end of Mississippi 184, the original alignment of U.S. 84 into Brookhaven. Before the four-lane U.S. 84 bypass was built south of town, U.S. 84 followed Natchez drive northward to U.S. 51 north to Brookway Boulevard and Monticello Street east through downtown Brookhaven. Photo taken 06/12/04.
U.S. 84 throughout the Deep South states is apart of the El Camino East / West Corridor. The Corridor entails a route between south Georgia and El Paso, Texas. Group organizers envision a four-lane corridor throughout the 1,729-mile El Camino route. Every so often along the route, trailblazers such as this are posted. Photo taken 06/12/04.
Pictured here is the departure of Mississippi 184 eastbound (Natchez Drive) along the old U.S. 84 into Brookhaven itself. Mississippi 184 ventures along Natchez Drive northward to Natchez Avenue within the Brookhaven city limits. Photo taken 06/12/04.
Eastbound reassurance shield posted along the drive east of Natchez Drive. Speed limits remain at 65 mph despite the proximity to Brookhaven. Photo taken 06/12/04.
A four-way stop sign is situated at the junction of U.S. 84 & 51. U.S. 51 is essentially a local highway throughout all of Mississippi due to the close placement of Interstate 55. Traffic counts are relatively low through here with a 2001 vpd of 9,100 for U.S. 84 and 2002 vpd of 7,800 for U.S. 51. U.S. 51 travels northward 2.3 miles to Brookway Boulevard west of downtown. Photos taken 06/12/04.
U.S. 51 constitutes a commercialized arterial between Mississippi 184 (Natchez Avenue) and Union Street in north Brookhaven. Southward, the U.S. highway continues to parallel Interstate 55 to Bogue Chitto and Summit. Photo taken 06/12/04.
U.S. 84 eastbound as it approaches Mississippi 583 (South First Street) south of Brookhaven. Mississippi 583 southbound joins U.S. 84 for a short 1.1-mile overlap to the east. Photo taken 06/12/04.
Mississippi 583 southbound turns onto U.S. 84 eastbound at the intersection of South First Street and Hog Chain Drive. The state route begins at the intersection of U.S. 51 & Mississippi 550 via Schwen Avenue in Brookhaven. Photo taken 06/12/04.
Four lanes of concrete carry U.S. 84 & Mississippi 583 on their 1.1-mile overlap south of Brookhaven. Photo taken 10/23/03.
Mississippi 583 departs ahead for the communities of Ruth and the Walthall County seat of Tylertown (pop. 1,910) and U.S. 98. Photo taken 06/12/04.
Low rolling hills continue the landscape of U.S. 84 eastbound as it leaves the Brookhaven vicinity. Photo taken 06/12/04.
Mississippi 184 returns to U.S. 84 via Monticello Street 3.3 miles east of the Brookhaven city line. Photo taken 06/12/04.
Mississippi 184 (Monticello Street) travels west from U.S. 84 to the settlement of Cam at Lincoln Road. Photo taken 06/12/04.
The four-lane alignment of U.S. 84 came to an end at the Lincoln and Lawrence County line in 2004. However four-laning is now complete between the county line and the new Monticello limited-access bypass. Four laning of U.S. 84 statewide is part of the 1987 Four-lane Program and Vision 21. Photos taken 06/12/04.
Near the Lawrence County seat of Monticello, U.S. 84 intersects the north-south Mississippi 27. A new alignment carries Mississippi 27 southward to the west of Monticello itself, eliminating a 1.25-mile overlap that existed between the state route and U.S. 84. Mississippi 27 travels 23 miles northward to Georgetown (pop. 344) and 34 miles southward to Tylertown. Photo taken 10/23/03.
Traveling east on U.S. 84 at the Jefferson Davis County line before completion of the four-laning project east to Prentiss. Photo taken 06/12/04.
U.S. 84 travels another new bypass alignment around the Jefferson County seat of Prentiss. A diamond interchange now joins U.S. 84 with Mississippi 13 north of their original split at Columbia Avenue and the original Prentiss bypass (now Mississippi 184). Pictured here is a U.S. 84 shield posted as the highway leaves the Prentiss area. The stretch between Mississippi 13 and the Covington County line is now four-laned. Photo taken 06/12/04.
Eastbound mileage sign for Collins and Laurel posted along then two-lane U.S. 84 at the Sand Creek bridge. Photo taken 06/12/04.
El Camino East / West Corridor trailblazer posted along U.S. 84 eastbound beyond Sand Creek. Photo taken 06/12/04.
Clem and Mt. Carmel Roads intersect U.S. 84 at the settlement of Mt. Carmel in northeast Jefferson Davis County. Clem Road becomes Mississippi 541 on the 9.8-mile drive to Clem, with the state route continuing into Simpson County on a 17.3-mile drive between U.S. 84 and Mississippi 28 near Magee. Photo taken 06/12/04.
A look at U.S. 84 eastbound during the four-laning near the intersection with Atwood Road. Photo taken 06/12/04.
Nearing Ponderosa Road and the Covington County line on U.S. 84 with four-lane construction underway. Photo taken 10/23/03.
Completed four-lane U.S. 84 at the Covington County line. U.S. 84 crosses Bowie Creek ahead. Photos taken 06/12/04.
0.8 miles into Covington County is Mississippi 35 on U.S. 84 east. Mississippi 35 travels northward from the Louisiana state line (Louisiana 21) to Columbia and U.S. 84. From here the state route turns northeastward to Mount Olive (pop. 893) and U.S. 45. Photo taken 06/12/04.
U.S. 84 east at the Mississippi 35 intersection. Mississippi 35 travels south nine miles to Mississippi 42 near Bassfield and north 22 miles to Mize. Photo taken 06/12/04.
The cross roads of Mississippi 35 and U.S. 84 represent the community of Lone Star. Photo taken 06/12/04.
U.S. 84 eastbound scene at the intersection with Lone Star Road. Lone Star Road parallels Mississippi 35 southward to Terrell Road at the Jefferson County line. Photo taken 06/12/04.
U.S. 84 merges with Mississippi 184 (Main Street) near the Okatoma Creek and Collins city line. The four-lane route continues 25 miles east to Laurel. Photo taken 06/12/04.
Mississippi 588 shield assembly posted along U.S. 84 east ahead of Salem School Road north and Ellisville Road south. Mississippi 588 follows Ellisville Road east to the rural communities of Eminence and Maybell. Photo taken 06/12/04.
Mississippi 588 (Ellisville Road) departs U.S. 84 eastbound on its 21.3-mile drive between Collins and Ellisville. Photo taken 06/12/04.
Heading northeast from Collins, U.S. 84 next meets the southern terminus of Mississippi 37. Mississippi 37 ventures 11 miles north to Taylorsville and 25 miles to Mississippi 35 near Raleigh. Photo taken 06/12/04.
U.S. 84 crosses a low ridge east of Mississippi 37 in eastern Covington County. Photo taken 06/12/04.
Nearing the east end of Mississippi 532 on U.S. 84 east. Mississippi 532 travels three miles northwest across Hoover Lake to Mississippi 532 near Taylorsville. Photo taken 06/12/04.
U.S. 84 intersects Mississippi 532 ahead of its crossing of the Leaf River. Mississippi 532 totals 16 miles between U.S. 84 and Mississippi 35 at Mount Olive. Photo taken 06/12/04.
East of the Leaf River is the U.S. 84 crossing into Jones County. Photo taken 06/12/04.
Two miles east of the county line, U.S. 84 intersects the southern terminus of Mississippi 529 at the settlement of Hebron. Hebron Centerville Road enters the intersection from the right (south). Photo taken 06/12/04.
U.S. 84 east at Mississippi 529 north. Mississippi 529 comprises a six mile route between U.S. 84 and Mississippi 28. Photo taken 06/12/04.
More of the scenery along U.S. 84 as the route arcs southward. Photo taken 06/12/04.
The junction of U.S. 84 and Mississippi 29 constitutes a diamond interchange. The north-south state route travels six miles south from Soso and Mississippi 28 to U.S. 84. Pictured here is the one-half mile guide sign for the upcoming exit and the intersection of Dale Keys & Graves Roads. Photo taken 06/12/04.
U.S. 84 eastbound at the Mississippi 29 off-ramp. The state route travels five miles south to Interstate 59 and the town of Ellisville. Photo taken 06/12/04.
Next in line for eastbound drivers is the eastern terminus of Mississippi 28. U.S. 84 intersects Mississippi 28 5.7 miles southeast of Soso. Photo taken 06/12/04.
Mississippi 28 travels 125 miles overall between U.S. 61 at Fayette and U.S. 84 west of Laurel. The route used to continue east with U.S. 84 to Mississippi 15. Photo taken 06/12/04.
U.S. 84 enters the community of Calhoun midway between Mississippi 28 and the city of Laurel. The shield assembly pictured here used to include a Mississippi 28 shield for its 3.7-mile overlap to Mississippi 15 (16th Avenue). Photo taken 06/12/04.
U.S. 84 (5th Street) enters Laurel at Bear Pen Creek Road and continues through to the intersection with Mississippi 15 (16th Street). Mississippi 15 enters Laurel from Bay Springs and Stringer in Jasper County. Photo taken 06/12/04.
Approaching the signalized intersection with 16th Street on U.S. 84 (5th Street) east. U.S. 84 merges with Mississippi 15 (16th Street) for 0.75 miles southward to junction Interstate 59. Old U.S. 84 & Mississippi 15 previously used an in-city routing along 5th Street, 13th Avenue, 6th Street, 8th Avenue, 7th Street, 2nd Avenue, 6th Street (U.S. 11) to Cook Avenue and Cross Street. No wonder U.S. 84 was realigned! Photo taken 06/12/04.
U.S. 84 east at the southward turn onto Mississippi 15 (16th Street). Mississippi 15 and U.S. 84 share 2.3 miles of pavement between 5th Street and Cooks Avenue, utilizing a short section of Interstate 59 in the process. Mississippi 15 leads northward from Laurel 23 miles to Bay Springs and 50 miles to Newton near Interstate 20. Photo taken 06/12/04.
U.S. 84 east & Mississippi 15 south follow 16th Avenue away from 5th Street. The routing bypasses downtown, which is served by 5th Street east of 16th Avenue. Photo taken 06/12/04.
Approaching Interstate 59 (Exit 95) on U.S. 84 east & Mississippi 15 (16th Avenue) south. 16th Avenue continues south from the freeway to Airport Drive east of Hesler Noble Field and U.S. 11 (Ellisville Boulevard). Photo taken 06/12/04.
A sign bridge doubling as support for traffic lights on U.S. 84 east & Mississippi 15 (16th Avenue) south at Interstate 59 southwest of downtown Laurel. The southbound ramp for Interstate 59 to Hattiesburg is situated to the right; U.S. 84 and Mississippi 15 continue within the cloverleaf interchange to the next ramp. Photo taken 06/01.
U.S. 84 and Mississippi 15 leave 16th Avenue for Interstate 59 north as it curves in an easterly trajectory south of the downtown area. Waynesboro is included on this guide signage as it is the next control point along U.S. 84 east. Photo taken 06/01.

Page Updated January 17, 2008.

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