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Functional classification maps

Mississippi DOT maps, including functional class maps, city and county maps, and construction information.

Mississippi GIS page, to be considered a secondary resource – with some errors, but with some additional information not found in the above link.

Mississippi currently uses the MDOT Functional Classification Maps in PDF form.

Please see the Mississippi forum for in-progress and completed areas and to sign up for an area to work on.

Area Managers

Username Area Managed Comments Forum PM
Level 6 Country Managers
jasonh300 Gulf Coast US Country Manager, Waze Champ, Regional Coordinator-Region 4. Concentrates on New Orleans and the entire Mississippi Gulf Coast. PM
Level 5 Area Managers (Mississippi Based)
CrackedLCD Local Grenada, Leflore, Carroll and Yalobusha Counties. Also areas in Alabama and Florida. USA nationwide editor.


bart99gt Statewide Mississippi State Manager, Memphis, TN


Level 4 Area Managers
scruffy151 Local Jackson-Vicksburg-Tallulah Corridor


jwkilgore Local Montgomery, Choctaw and Oktibbeha Counties.


Level 3 Area Managers
majorjc_MS Local Hinds, Rankin, Scott, Newton, Copiah, Simpson, Smith, and Jasper Counties.


Road type quick reference chart

Highway Systems
Interstate US Hwy[a] US Hwy BUS, SPUR, LOOP State Hwy Locally-maintained
example I-59 N US-11 US-61 BUS MS-23 Robertson St

Interstate  Fw  n/a n/a n/a n/a
Other Freeways and Expressways n/a  Fw   Fw   Fw   Fw 
Other Principal Arterial n/a  Major   Major   Major   Major 
Urban Minor Arterial n/a  Major   Minor   Minor   Minor 
Rural Minor Arterial n/a  Major   Major  or  Minor [b]  Major  or  Minor [b]  Major  or  Minor [b]
Urban Collector n/a  Major   Minor   Minor   PS 
Rural Major Collector n/a  Major   Minor   Minor   Minor  or  PS [b]
Rural Minor Collector n/a  Major   Minor   Minor   PS 
Local/not mapped n/a  Major   Minor   Minor   Street 

^a This includes ALT, TRUCK, BYP, CONN, and SCENIC US routes.

^b Generally, default to the LOWER of the two choices. However, use the greater of the two choices if the road is between two urban areas and is classified higher in the urban area than in the rural one. If the road does not enter another urban area, then use the lower choice. Additional discussion and examples on how this should be applied can be found in this discussion: https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=596&t=102099&start=10

If the road is dirt, gravel, or otherwise unpaved, then the road should ALWAYS be marked as "Dirt / 4x4 Trail", regardless of classification. MDOT does have some gravel/dirt roads marked as major/minor/urban collectors. Be aware of this and be careful to confirm the road surface type outside of areas you are familiar or are in very rural areas of the state.

For example,

  • A US Highway classified as a Minor Arterial is a  Major Highway .
  • A US Highway BUS (Business) route classified as a Minor Arterial is a  Minor Highway .
  • A State Highway classified as an Other Freeway is a  Freeway .
  • A State Highway classified as an Urban Collector is a  Minor Highway .
  • A State Highway classified as a Rural Minor Arterial that becomes an Urban Minor Arterial at both ends of the rural area is a  Minor Highway .
  • A locally-maintained road classified as an Other Principal Arterial is a  Major Highway .
  • A locally-maintained road classified as an Urban Collector is a  Primary Street .

 Fw   Freeway 
 Major   Major Highway 
 Minor   Minor Highway 
 PS   Primary Street 
 Street   Street