Interstate 55 in Mississippi

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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 state 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 / I-269 in Hernando
North end: I-55 / I-69 at the Tennessee line
Highway system
MS 53 MS 57

Interstate 55 (I-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

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

  • 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

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

Exit list

County Location mi 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; Formerly signed as exits 15A (US 98) and 15B (MS 24)
17 Delaware Avenue – Downtown McComb
18 MS 570 (Veterans Boulevard) – North McComb
Summit 20 US 98 west – Natchez, Summit 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 Savanna 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; I-20 east exit 46
Bridge over the Pearl River
45A Gallatin Street Northbound exit via exits 45 and 92B
45B US 51 north (State Street) North end of US 51 overlap; Signed as exits 45 and 92B 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; I-20 west exit 46
Pearl River Bridge
Hinds Jackson 96A Pearl Street-Telcom Center, Convention Complex
96B High Street – State Capitol
96C Fortification Street
98A Woodrow Wilson Avenue
98B MS 25 north (Lakeland Drive) – Carthage Formerly 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 102 southbound
103 County Line Road - Ridgeland
Madison Ridgeland 104 I-220 south – West Jackson Northern terminus of I-220
105A Natchez Trace Parkway Logo.gif Natchez Trace Parkway
105
B-C
Jackson Avenue / Old Agency Road - Ridgeland Signed as exits 105B and 105C northbound
107 Colony Park Boulevard / Madison Avenue
108 MS 463 – Madison
112 Gluckstadt
114 Sowell Road Signed as 114A (east) and 114B (west) southbound
118 Nissan Parkway 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 Vaughan
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 formerly signed as exits 243A-B
246 MS 35 / MS 315 – North Batesville
Sardis 252 MS 315 – Sardis, Sardis Dam
257 MS 310 – Como
Tate Senatobia 263 MS 740 – South Senatobia
265 MS 4 – Holly Springs, Senatobia
Coldwater 271 MS 306 (MS 304 Scenic) – Independence, Coldwater Counterclockwise terminus of MS 304 Scenic
DeSoto Hernando 280
MS 304 Scenic west (Commerce Street) – Hernando, Arkabutla Lake
Clockwise terminus of MS 304 Scenic; former MS 304
283 I-69 south / MS 304 west / I-269 east – Tunica, Casinos South end of I-69 overlap; I-269 under construction to the east
284 Nesbit Road / Pleasant Hill Road - North Hernando
Southaven 287 Church Road –Southaven, Horn Lake
289 MS 302 (Goodman Road) – Southaven, Horn Lake, Olive Branch
MississippiTennessee line 291 Southaven
I-55 / I-69 north – Memphis Continuation into Tennessee
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References

Route map: Google

KML is from Wikidata
  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.


Interstate 55
Previous state:
Louisiana
Mississippi Next state:
Tennessee
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