TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) — A Mississippi Department of Transportation official says the change of Highway 78 to Interstate 22 should occur later this year.
MDOT District 1 District Engineer Mark Holley says he expects that change to happen in six months.
According to Holley, the remaining projects that would make the interstate a reality are almost completed.
He says once that's done, a federal group would have to sign off on the change.
MDOT had said for years the change to Interstate 22 could not happen until Highway 78 actually connected to another interstate, but Holley says the rule has changed.
Alabama has already changed its stretch of Highway 78 to Interstate 22.