Marine Highway

The Tenn-Tom Waterway has Marine Highway status, serving as an extension of the surface transportation system. The M-65 corridor helps mitigate the increases in freight and hazardous materials movements along the I-65 corridor from southern Alabama northward. The M-65 Marine Highway Corridor includes:

  • The Mobile, Tombigbee, and Black Warrior Rivers from the Port of Mobile to the Port of Birmingham
  • The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway
  • The 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 M-65 Corridor connects to the M-10 corridor in Mobile, AL, and the M-55 Corridor in Cairo, IL.