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 near Osyka
  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 state line near Southaven
CountiesPike, Lincoln, Copiah, Hinds, Rankin, Madison, Yazoo, Holmes, Carroll, Montgomery, Grenada, Yalobusha, Panola, Tate, DeSoto
Highway system
Elongated circle 53.svg MS 53Elongated circle 57.svg 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. In Mississippi, it runs for about 290.41 miles (467.37 km), entering the state at the Louisiana state line near Osyka and leaving at the Tennessee state line near Southaven, just south of Memphis.

Route description

The highway parallels US 51 during its trek roughly through the center of the 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.


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Exit list

Pike0.000.00 I-55 south – New OrleansContinuation into Louisiana
0.791.271 MS 584 – Osyka, Gillsburg
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
Brookhaven40.2264.7340Brookway Boulevard (MS 558 east)
To MS 550 – Downtown Brookhaven
42.1467.8242North Brookhaven
48.2577.6548Mount Zion Road
58.6794.4259South Hazelhurst
61.0098.1761 MS 28 – Hazelhurst, Fayette
67.95109.3568South Crystal Springs (MS 844)
71.26114.6872 US 51 south / MS 27 – North Crystal Springs, UticaSouth end of US 51 overlap
80.58129.6881Wynndale Road
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
Natchez Trace Parkway
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
113.27182.29114Sowell RoadSigned as 114A (east) and 114B (west) southbound
116.82188.00118Nissan Parkway (MS 16 east)Signed as exits 118A (east) and 118B (west); southern end of MS 16 overlap
Canton118.15190.14119 MS 22 – Canton, Flora
123.51198.77124 MS 16 west – North Canton, Yazoo CityNorthern end of MS 16 overlap
Big Black RiverBridge
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
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
Grenada205.45330.64206 MS 7 south / MS 8 (MS 333 Scenic) – Grenada, GreenwoodSouth end of MS 7 overlap
207.37333.73208Paper Mill Road – North Grenada
MS 7 north / MS 333 Scenic – Coffeeville
North end of MS 7 overlap
Yalobusha219.43353.14220 MS 330 (Tillatoba Road) – Coffeeville
225.98363.68227 MS 32 (MS 32 Scenic) – Oakland, Water Valley
MS 32 Scenic – Enid
Panola236.48380.58237Pope, Courtland
Batesville242.30389.94243 US 278 / MS 6 – Oxford, Batesvilleformerly signed as exits 243A-B
MS 35 / MS 315 Scenic – North Batesville
MS 315 / MS 315 Scenic – 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
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–
I-55 / I-69 north – MemphisContinuation into Tennessee
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


Route map:

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

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