Interstate 55 in Mississippi

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Interstate 55 marker

Interstate 55
I-55 highlighted in red
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
Location
Counties Pike, Lincoln, Copiah, Hinds, Rankin, Madison, Yazoo, Holmes, Carroll, Montgomery, Grenada, Yalobusha, Panola, Tate, DeSoto
Highway system
MS 53MS 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[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 Byram: 4 lanes
  • Byram to I-20: 6 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]

CountyLocationmikmExitDestinationsNotes
Pike0.000.00 I-55 south – New OrleansContinuation into Louisiana
1 MS 584 – Osyka, Gillsburg
4Chatawa
8 MS 568 – Gillsburg, Magnolia
10 MS 48 – Magnolia
13Fernwood, Industrial Park
McComb15 US 98 east / MS 24 west – Tylertown, Liberty, South McCombSouth end of US 98 overlap; Formerly signed as exits 15A (US 98) and 15B (MS 24)
17Delaware Avenue – Downtown McComb
18 MS 570 (Veterans Boulevard) – North McComb
Summit20 US 98 west – Natchez, SummitNorth end of US 98 overlap; Signed as exits 20A (Summit) and 20B (US 98)
Lincoln24Lake Dixie Springs, Johnstons Station
30Bogue Chitto, Norfield
Bogue Chitto RiverBridge
38 US 84 – South Brookhaven, Natchez
Brookhaven40 To MS 550 – Downtown Brookhaven
42North Brookhaven
48Mount Zion Road
Copiah51Wesson
56Martinsville
59South Hazelhurst
61 MS 28 – Hazelhurst, Fayette
65Gallman
68South Crystal Springs
72 US 51 south / MS 27 – North Crystal Springs, UticaSouth end of US 51 overlap
HindsTerry78Terry
81Wynndale Road
85Byram
Jackson88Elton Road
90ASavanna Street
90BDaniel Lake BoulevardSouthbound exit and northbound entrance
92AMcDowell Road
92C I-20 west / US 49 north / Terry Road – Vicksburg, MonroeSouth end of I-20 / US 49 overlap; Northbound exit and southbound entrance; I-20 exit 46 eastbound
Bridge over the Pearl River
45AGallatin StreetNorthbound 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
RankinFlowood94 I-20 east / US 49 south – MeridianNorth end of I-20 / US 49 overlap; Southbound exit and northbound entrance; I-20 exit 44 westbound
Pearl RiverBridge
HindsJackson96APearl Street-Telcom Center, Convention Complex
96BHigh Street – State Capitol
96CFortification Street
98AWoodrow Wilson Avenue
98B MS 25 north (Lakeland Drive) – CarthageFormerly signed as exits 98B (east) and 98C (west)
99Meadowbrook RoadSouthbound exit via exit 100
100Northside Drive
102ABriarwood DriveNorthbound exit and southbound entrance
102BBeasley Road / Adkins BoulevardSigned as exit 102 southbound
103County Line Road - Ridgeland
MadisonRidgeland104 I-220 south – West JacksonNorthern terminus of I-220
105ANatchez Trace Parkway Logo.gif Natchez Trace Parkway
105
B-C
Jackson Avenue / Old Agency Road - RidgelandSigned as exits 105B and 105C northbound
107Colony Park Boulevard / Madison Avenue
108 MS 463 – Madison
112Gluckstadt
114Sowell RoadSigned as 114A (east) and 114B (west) southbound
118Nissan ParkwaySigned as exits 118A (east) and 118B (west)
Canton119 MS 22 – Canton, Flora
124 MS 16 – North Canton, Yazoo City
Big Black RiverBridge
Yazoo133Vaughan
139 MS 432 – Pickens, Yazoo City, Benton
Holmes144 MS 17 – Pickens, Lexington
146 MS 14 – Goodman, Ebenezer
150Holmes County State Park
156 MS 12 – Durant, Lexington
164West
CarrollVaiden174 MS 35 / MS 430 – Vaiden, Carrollton
MontgomeryWinona185 US 82 – Winona, Greenwood
Carroll195 MS 404 – Duck Hill
Grenada199Nat G. Troutt Road – South Grenada
206 MS 7 south / MS 8 – Grenada, GreenwoodSouth end of MS 7 overlap
208Paper Mill Road – North Grenada
211 MS 7 north / MS 333 – CoffeevilleNorth end of MS 7 overlap
Yalobusha220 MS 330 (Tillatoba Road) – Coffeeville
227 MS 32 – Oakland, Water Valley
233Enid
Panola237Pope, Courtland
Batesville243 US 278 / MS 6 – Oxford, Batesvilleformerly signed as exits 243A-B
246 MS 35 / MS 315 – North Batesville
Sardis252 MS 315 – Sardis, Sardis Dam
257 MS 310 – Como
TateSenatobia263 MS 740 – South Senatobia
265 MS 4 – Holly Springs, Senatobia
Coldwater271 MS 306 (MS 304 Scenic) – Independence, ColdwaterCounterclockwise terminus of MS 304 Scenic
DeSotoHernando280
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, CasinosSouth end of I-69 overlap; I-269 under construction to the east
284Nesbit Road / Pleasant Hill Road - North Hernando
Southaven287Church Road –Southaven, Horn Lake
289 MS 302 (Goodman Road) – Southaven, Horn Lake, Olive Branch
MississippiTennessee line291Southaven
I-55 / I-69 north – MemphisContinuation into Tennessee
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map:

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.


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