Interstate 55 in Mississippi

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Interstate 55 marker

Interstate 55
Route information
Maintained by MDOT
Length: 290.41 mi[1] (467.37 km)
Existed: 1955 (proposed in 1939) – present
Major junctions
South end: I‑55 at the Louisiana line
  US 98 near McComb
US 84 in Brookhaven
I‑20 / US 49 in Jackson and Richland
MS 25 in Jackson
I‑220 in Ridgeland
US 82 in Winona
I‑69 in Hernando
North end: I‑55 / I‑69 at the Tennessee line
Highway system
MS 53 MS 57

Interstate 55 is a major north–south Interstate Highway that serves the middle of the United States. It runs 963.5 miles (1,550.6 km) from Interstate 10 in Laplace, Louisiana - about 25 miles (40 km) west of New Orleans to U.S. 41 in Chicago, Illinois.

Route description[edit]

In Mississippi, I-55 runs 290.5 miles (467.5 km) from the Louisiana border near Osyka to Southaven on the Tennessee border, just south of Memphis. The highway parallels U.S. 51 during its trek roughly through the center of Magnolia State. North of Jackson, the Interstate runs east of the bluffs of the Mississippi Delta.

Number of Lanes[edit]

  • Louisiana to I-20: 4 lanes
  • I-20 to Madison: 6-10 lanes
  • Madison to Southaven: 4 lanes
  • Southaven to Tennessee: 8-10 lanes

Overlap with Interstate 69[edit]

On January 18, 2008, the Federal Highway Administration authorized the states of Mississippi and Tennessee to extend I-69 from the I-40/TN 300 interchange in north Memphis to the I-55/I-69 interchange in Hernando; in late May 2008, Mississippi began posting signs reflecting the extension of the route.[2][3]

History[edit]


Exit list[edit]

County Location Mile km Exit Destinations Notes
Pike   0.00 0.00 I‑55 south – New Orleans Continuation into Louisiana
  1 MS 584 – Osyka, Gillsburg
  4 Chatawa
  8 MS 568 – Gillsburg, Magnolia
  10 MS 48 – Magnolia
  13 Fernwood, Industrial Park
McComb 15 US 98 east / MS 24 west – Tylertown, Liberty, South McComb South end of US 98 overlap; Signed as exits 15A (US 98) and 15B (MS 24)
17 Delaware Avenue – Downtown McComb
18 MS 570 / Smithdale Road – North McComb
Summit 20 US 98 west / Summit – Natchez North end of US 98 overlap; Signed as exits 20A (Summit) and 20B (US 98)
Lincoln   24 Lake Dixie Springs, Johnstons Station
  30 Bogue Chitto, Norfield
Bogue Chitto River Bridge
  38 US 84 – South Brookhaven, Natchez
Brookhaven 40 To MS 550 – Downtown Brookhaven
  42 North Brookhaven
  48 Mount Zion Road
Copiah   51 Wesson
  56 Martinsville
  59 South Hazelhurst
  61 MS 28 – Hazelhurst, Fayette
  65 Gallman
  68 South Crystal Springs
  72 US 51 south / MS 27 – North Crystal Springs, Utica South end of US 51 overlap
Hinds Terry 78 Terry
  81 Wynndale Road
  85 Byram
Jackson 88 Elton Road
90A Savannah Street
90B Daniel Lake Boulevard Southbound exit and northbound entrance
92A McDowell Road
92C I‑20 west / US 49 north / Terry Road – Vicksburg, Yazoo City South end of I-20 / US 49 overlap; Northbound exit and southbound entrance
Bridge over the Pearl River
45A Gallatin Street Northbound exit via exit 45
45B US 51 north (State Street) North end of US 51 overlap; Signed as exit 45 northbound
Rankin Flowood 94 I‑20 east / US 49 south – Meridian, Hattiesburg North end of I-20 / US 49 overlap; Southbound exit and northbound entrance
Pearl River Bridge
Hinds Jackson 96A US 51 south (Pearl Street) – Telcom Center South end of US 51 overlap
96B High Street – State Capitol
96C Fortification Street
98A Woodrow Wilson Avenue
98
B-C
MS 25 north (Lakeland Drive) – Carthage Signed as exits 98B (east) and 98C (west)
99 Meadowbrook Road Southbound exit via exit 100
100 Northside Drive
102A Briarwood Drive Northbound exit and southbound entrance
102B Beasley Road / Adkins Boulevard Signed as exit 102B southbound
103 US 51 north / County Line Road – Ridgeland Northern end of US 51 overlap
Madison Ridgeland 104 I‑220 south – Jackson Northern terminus of I-220
105A Natchez Trace Parkway Logo.gif Natchez Trace Parkway
105
B-C
Old Agency Road – Ridgeland Signed as exits 105B (east) and 105C (west) northbound
  108 MS 463 – Madison
  112 Gluckstadt
  114 Sowell Road
  118 Nissan Drive Signed as exits 118A (east) and 118B (west)
Canton 119 MS 22 – Canton, Flora
  124 MS 16 – North Canton, Yazoo City
Big Black River Bridge
Yazoo   133 Vaughn
  139 MS 432 – Pickens, Yazoo City, Benton
Holmes   144 MS 17 – Pickens, Lexington
  146 MS 14 – Goodman, Ebenezer
  150 Holmes County State Park
  156 MS 12 – Durant, Lexington
  164 West
Carroll Vaiden 174 MS 35 / MS 430 – Vaiden, Carrollton
Montgomery Winona 185 US 82 – Winona, Greenwood
Carroll   195 MS 404 – Duck Hill
Grenada   199 Nat G. Troutt Road – South Grenada
  206 MS 7 south / MS 8 – Grenada, Greenwood South end of MS 7 overlap
  208 Paper Mill Road – North Grenada
  211 MS 7 north / MS 333 – Coffeeville North end of MS 7 overlap
Yalobusha   220 MS 330 (Tillatoba Road) – Coffeeville
  227 MS 32 – Oakland, Water Valley
  233 Enid
Panola   237 Pope, Courtland
Batesville 243 US 278 / MS 6 – Oxford, Batesville Signed as exits 243A (east) and 243B (west)
246 MS 35 / MS 315 – North Batesville
Sardis 252 MS 315 – Sardis
  257 MS 310 – Como
Tate Senatobia 263 MS 740 – South Senatobia
265 MS 4 – Holly Springs, Senatobia
Coldwater 271 MS 306 – Independence, Coldwater
DeSoto Hernando 280 MS 304 south (Commerce Street) – Hernando, Arktabula Lake
283 I‑69 south / I‑269 / MS 304 – Tunica, Collierville South end of I-69 overlap
284 Nesbit Road
Southaven 287 Church Road –Southaven, Horn Lake
289 MS 302 (Goodman Road) – Southaven, Horn Lake, Olive Branch
291 Main Street / Stateline Road – Southaven, Horn Lake
290.41 467.37 I‑55 north / I‑69 north – Memphis I-69 continues into Tennessee along I-55.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing

  1. ^ "Route Log and Finder List - Interstate System: Table 1". FHWA. Retrieved 2007-10-05. 
  2. ^ Capka, J. Richard (FHWA Administrator), Letter to Harry Lee James (MDOT) dated January 18, 2008, retrieved May 28, 2008.
  3. ^ Lawrence, Christopher N. Photograph taken May 27, 2008.


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