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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.

Interstate 55 marker

Interstate 55
I-55 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MDOT
Length290.41 mi[1] (467.37 km)
Existed1955 (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
CountiesPike, Lincoln, Copiah, Hinds, Rankin, Madison, Yazoo, Holmes, Carroll, Montgomery, Grenada, Yalobusha, Panola, Tate, DeSoto
Highway system
MS 53MS 57

Route descriptionEdit

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 US 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.

Near Summit and McComb, the interstate is concurrent with US 98 for five miles as it passes through the western side of the cities. I-55 then intersects US 84 near Brookhaven, and becomes concurrent with US 51 near Crystal Springs. In Jackson, the highway is concurrent with I-20 for three exits, and US 51 leaves the concurrency after I-55's concurrency with I-20 begins. I-55 continues north on the eastern side of Jackson, and meets the northern terminus of I-220 near Ridgeland. The highway then parallels US 51 until the U.S. route crosses over to the western side of the interstate in Grenada. I-55 intersects US 278 at Batesville, and it becomes concurrent with I-69 north of Hernando. The highway crosses the state line north of Southaven into Tennessee.

HistoryEdit

Exit listEdit

CountyLocationmikmExitDestinationsNotes
Pike0.000.00  I-55 south – New OrleansContinuation into Louisiana
0.791.271  MS 584 – Osyka, Gillsburg
4.497.234Chatawa
7.7912.548  MS 568 – Gillsburg, Magnolia
10.2416.4810  MS 48 – Magnolia
13.2921.3913Fernwood, Industrial Park
McComb15.4424.8515   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)
17.3027.8417Delaware Avenue – Downtown McComb
18.1329.1818  MS 570 (Veterans Boulevard) – North McComb
Summit20.1332.4020  US 98 west – Natchez, SummitNorth end of US 98 overlap; Signed as exits 20A (Summit) and 20B (US 98)
Lincoln24.3139.1224Lake Dixie Springs, Johnstons Station
29.5247.5130Bogue Chitto, Norfield
Bogue Chitto RiverBridge
37.6660.6138  US 84 – South Brookhaven, Natchez
Brookhaven40.2264.7340  To MS 550 – Downtown Brookhaven
42.1467.8242North Brookhaven
48.2577.6548Mount Zion Road
Copiah51.2782.5151Wesson
56.2790.5656Martinsville
58.6794.4259South Hazelhurst
61.0098.1761  MS 28 – Hazelhurst, Fayette
64.67104.0865Gallman
67.95109.3568South Crystal Springs (MS 844)
71.26114.6872   US 51 south / MS 27 – North Crystal Springs, UticaSouth end of US 51 overlap
HindsTerry78.23125.9078Terry
80.58129.6881Wynndale Road
84.53136.0485Byram
Jackson87.71141.1688Elton Road
89.29143.7090ASavanna Street
90.02144.8790BDaniel Lake BoulevardSouthbound exit and northbound entrance
91.14146.6892AMcDowell Road
91.57147.3792C   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
92.52148.9045AGallatin StreetNorthbound exit via exits 45 and 92B
92.90149.5145B  US 51 north (State Street)North end of US 51 overlap; Signed as exits 45 and 92B northbound
RankinFlowood93.56150.5794   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
HindsJackson95.21153.2396APearl Street-Telcom Center, Convention Complex
95.52153.7296BHigh Street – State Capitol
96.05154.5896CFortification Street
97.28156.5698AWoodrow Wilson Avenue
97.85157.4798B  MS 25 north (Lakeland Drive) – CarthageFormerly signed as exits 98B (east) and 98C (west)
98.98159.2999Meadowbrook RoadSouthbound exit via exit 100
99.51160.15100Northside Drive
101.24162.93102ABriarwood DriveNorthbound exit and southbound entrance
101.59163.49102BBeasley Road / Adkins BoulevardSigned as exit 102 southbound
102.58165.09103County Line Road - Ridgeland
MadisonRidgeland103.51166.58104  I-220 south – West JacksonNorthern terminus of I-220
104.62168.37105A  Natchez Trace Parkway
104.79168.64105
B-C
Jackson Avenue / Old Agency Road - RidgelandSigned as exits 105B and 105C northbound
106.68171.68107Colony Park Boulevard / Madison Avenue
107.66173.26108  MS 463 – Madison
111.59179.59112Gluckstadt
113.27182.29114Sowell RoadSigned as 114A (east) and 114B (west) southbound
116.82188.00118Nissan ParkwaySigned as exits 118A (east) and 118B (west)
Canton118.15190.14119  MS 22 – Canton, Flora
123.51198.77124  MS 16 – North Canton, Yazoo City
Big Black RiverBridge
Yazoo132.56213.33133Vaughan
138.14222.31139  MS 432 – Pickens, Yazoo City, Benton
Holmes143.17230.41144  MS 17 – Pickens, Lexington
145.74234.55146  MS 14 – Goodman, Ebenezer
149.37240.39150Holmes County State Park
155.41250.11156  MS 12 – Durant, Lexington
163.85263.69164West
CarrollVaiden173.64279.45174   MS 35 / MS 430 – Vaiden, Carrollton
MontgomeryWinona184.07296.23185  US 82 – Winona, Greenwood
Carroll194.56313.11195  MS 404 – Duck Hill
Grenada198.10318.81199Nat G. Troutt Road – South Grenada
205.45330.64206   MS 7 south / MS 8 – Grenada, GreenwoodSouth end of MS 7 overlap
207.37333.73208Paper Mill Road – North Grenada
210.77339.20211   MS 7 north / MS 333 – CoffeevilleNorth end of MS 7 overlap
Yalobusha219.43353.14220  MS 330 (Tillatoba Road) – Coffeeville
225.98363.68227  MS 32 – Oakland, Water Valley
231.72372.92233Enid
Panola236.48380.58237Pope, Courtland
Batesville242.30389.94243   US 278 / MS 6 – Oxford, Batesvilleformerly signed as exits 243A-B
245.15394.53246   MS 35 / MS 315 – North Batesville
Sardis251.18404.24252  MS 315 – Sardis, Sardis Dam
256.43412.68257  MS 310 – Como
TateSenatobia262.00421.65263  MS 740 – South Senatobia
264.19425.17265  MS 4 – Holly Springs, Senatobia
Coldwater269.86434.30271  MS 306 (MS 304 Scenic) – Independence, ColdwaterCounterclockwise terminus of MS 304 Scenic
DeSotoHernando278.50448.20280   
  MS 304 Scenic west (Commerce Street) – Hernando, Arkabutla Lake
Clockwise terminus of MS 304 Scenic; former MS 304
281.24452.61283    I-69 south / MS 304 west / I-269 east – Tunica, CasinosSouth end of I-69 overlap; I-269 western terminus
282.74455.03284Nesbit Road / Pleasant Hill Road - North Hernando
Southaven286.22460.63287Church Road –Southaven, Horn Lake
288.26463.91289  MS 302 (Goodman Road) – Southaven, Horn Lake, Olive Branch
MississippiTennessee line290.29–
290.51
467.18–
467.53
291Southaven
   I-55 / I-69 north – MemphisContinuation into Tennessee
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

Route map:

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ "Route Log and Finder List - Interstate System: Table 1". FHWA. Retrieved 2007-10-05.


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