Marine Highway Status
The Tenn-Tom Waterway has marine highway status, serving as an extension of the surface transportation system. The M-65 corridor will help mitigate the anticipated increases in freight and hazardous materials movements along the I-65 Corridor from Southern Alabama northward.
The M-65 Marine Highway Corridor includes:
- Mobile, Tombigbee, and Black Warrior Rivers from the Port of Mobile to the Port of Birmingham
- Mobile River
- Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway
- Tennessee River via the Ohio River in Paducah, KY to the Mississippi River
- All commercial navigation channels, ports, and harbors in Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee
The M65 Corridor connects to the M-10 corridor in Mobile and the M-55 Corridor in Cairo, IL.
Learn more about the marine highway program.