Road Information

Interstate 55 in Mississippi Total Mileage in State: 292 miles
Northern End: At Tennessee state line
Southern End: At Louisiana state line
Mileage covered in Photos: 292 miles
Counties covered in Photos: Pike, Lincoln, Copiah, Hinds, Rankin, Madison, Yazoo, Holmes, Carroll, Montgomery, Grenada, Yalobusha, Panola, Tate, DeSoto
Major Junctions in Photos: US 98, near McComb
US 84, in Brookhaven
I-20, in Jackson
I-220, in Ridgeland
I-69, in Hernando 
Control Cities in Photos: McComb, Brookhaven, Jackson, Grenada, Batesville, Hernando

Northbound

   

Mississippi welcome sign as Interstate 55 North enters the Magnolia State from Louisiana.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Speed limit sign upon entering Mississippi. The speed limit on most rural Interstate highways in the state is 70 mph.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 1: MS 584 - Osyka / Gillsburg  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North shield located near mile marker 1.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Speed limit signs located near mile marker 1.5. As previously stated, the speed limit on most rural Interstates in Mississippi is 70 mph. However, a 40 mph minimum speed limit also applies.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at the Weigh Station located at mile marker 2.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at the Rest Area / Welcome Center located at mile marker 3.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 4: Chatawa  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North shield at mile marker 5.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 8: MS 568 - Gillsburg / Magnolia  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 10: MS 48 - Magnolia  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 13 to Percy Quin State Park and Quail Hollow Golf Course.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 13: Fernwood Industrial Park  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take any of the next 3 exits to McComb.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 15 to South McComb and Hattiesburg.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 15: MS 24 West / US 98 East - Liberty / Tylertown  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 17 to McComb Railroad Depot Museum.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 17: Delaware Ave / Downtown McComb  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 18: MS 570 - Veterans Blvd / North McComb  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 20A to Southwest Mississippi Community College. Take Exit 20B to Meadville.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 20A: Summit  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 20B: US 98 West - Natchez  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North: Road view from mile marker 22.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 24: Lake Dixie Springs / Johnstons Station  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North: Road view from mile marker 28.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 30: Bogue Chitto / Norfield  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Mileage sign on Interstate 55 North. It's 7 miles to Brookhaven and 62 miles to Jackson.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take any of the next 3 exits to Brookhaven.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 38 to Monticello and Meadville.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 38: US 84 - South Brookhaven / Natchez  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 40 to Mississippi Adolescent Center.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 40: To MS 550 - Downtown Brookhaven  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 42 to the Industrial Park and Brookhaven Multi Purpose Center.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 42: North Brookhaven  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North: Road view from mile marker 46.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North: Road view from mile marker 47.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 48: Mt. Zion Road  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North entering Copiah County.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 51 to Copiah-Lincoln Community College and Lake Lincoln State Park.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 51: Wesson  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at the Rest Area located at mile marker 54.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North approaching Exit 56 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 56: Martinsville  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North: Road view from mile marker 58.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 59: South Hazlehurst  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 61: MS 28 - Hazlehurst / Fayette  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

A closer view of Exit 61's exit ramp.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Mileage sign on Interstate 55 North. It's 3 miles to Gallman and 30 miles to Jackson.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 65 to Copiah County Industrial Park.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 65: Gallman  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 68: South Crystal Springs  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North: Road view from mile marker 71.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 72 to Calling Panther Lake and Georgetown.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 72: MS 27 - North Crystal Springs / Utica  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

A closer view of the exit ramp for Exit 72.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North: Road view from mile marker 73.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North entering Hinds County.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North: Road view from mile marker 77.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 78: Terry  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North approaching Exit 81 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 81: Wynndale Rd  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North approaching Exit 85 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 85: Byram  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 88: Elton Rd  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 92A: State St / Gallatin St  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 92C: Interstate 20 West / US 49 North - Vicksburg / Yazoo City  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North / Interstate 20 East at Exit 45: State St / Gallatin St  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

As this sign indicates, the speed limit drops to 60 mph as you pass through Jackson.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North / Interstate 20 East approaching Exits 46 and 47A - 1/2 mile.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take the next left (Exit 46) to Downtown Jackson and the Fairgrounds.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North / Interstate 20 East at Exit 46: Interstate 55 North - Grenada / Memphis; Exit 47A: Interstate 20 East US 49 South - Meridian / Hattiesburg  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North as it passes under the ramp from I-55 South to I-20 East.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Speed limit signs on Interstate 55 North. Once again, the speed limit is 60 mph through Jackson.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take either of the next 2 exits to Downtown Jackson and the Fairgrounds.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 96A to Mississippi Museum of Art, Davis Planetarium, and Jackson State University.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 96A: Pearl Street / Convention Complex  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 96B to Old Capitol Museum and Miss. College Law School.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 96B: State Capitol / High St  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 96C to Belhaven University and Eudora, Welty, Oakes, and Manship Houses.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 96C: Fortification St  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North approaching Exit 98A (on the left) - 1/2 mile.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 98A to Millsaps College, University of Mississippi Medical Center, and the VA Center.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 98A: Woodrow Wilson Avenue  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 98B to Agricultural, Nat. Science, Children's, and Sports Museums as well as Jackson-Evers International Airport.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 98B: MS 25 North - Carthage / Lakeland Dr  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 99: Meadowbrook Rd / Northside Dr East  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 100: Northside Dr  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 102A: Briarwood Dr  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 102B: Beasley Rd / Adkins Blvd  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 103 to Tougaloo College and Ross Barnett Reservoir.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 103: County Line Rd / Ridgeland  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North approaching Exit 104 - 1/2 mile.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 104: Interstate 220 - West Jackson  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 105A: Natchez Trace Parkway  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 105B to Holmes County Community College - Ridgeland Campus and Mississippi Craft Center.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 105B: Ridgeland  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 105C: Old Agency Rd  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 107: Colony Park Blvd / Madison Ave  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Just past Exit 107, the standard speed limit of 70 mph resumes.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 108: MS 463 - Madison  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North: Road view from mile marker 109.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Mileage sign on Interstate 55 North. It's 3 miles to Gluckstadt, 10 miles to Canton, and 98 miles to Grenada.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 112 to Central Mississippi Industrial Center.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 112: Gluckstadt  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 114: Sowell Road  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North shield.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take any of the next 3 exits to Canton.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 118A to MS 16 towards Carthage and Ross Barnett Reservoir.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 118B to Mississippi State University CAVS Extension Center and Multipurpose Complex.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 118: Nissan Pkwy  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 119: MS 22 - Canton / Flora  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Mileage sign on Interstate 55 North. It's 9 miles to the junction of MS 16, 87 miles to Grenada, and 178 miles to Memphis.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North: Road view from mile marker 120.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 124 to Benton.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 124: MS 16 - North Canton / Yazoo City  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North as it crosses the Big Black River and enters Yazoo County.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North: Road view from mile marker 130.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 133: Vaughan  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North: Road view from mile marker 136.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 139: MS 432 - Yazoo City / Pickens  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 144 to Little Red Schoolhouse.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 144: MS 17 - Lexington / Pickens  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 146 to Holmes Community College.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 146: MS 14 - Ebenezer / Goodman  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 150: Holmes County State Park  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Mileage sign located at mile marker 151. It's 5 miles to Durant, 56 miles to Grenada, and 147 miles to Memphis.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North: Road view from mile marker 153.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 156 to Kosciusko.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 156: MS 12 - Durant / Lexington  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North: Road view from mile marker 161.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at the Rest Area located near mile marker 163.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 164: West  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North: Road view from mile marker 170.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 174 to Carrollton.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 174: MS 35 / MS 430 - Vaiden  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North: Road view from mile marker 180.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North: Road view from mile marker 182, shorty after entering Montgomery County.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 185 to Mississippi State University, Mississippi University for Women, and Mississippi Valley State University.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 185: US 82 - Greenwood / Winona  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North: Road view from mile marker 189.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North: Road view from mile marker 194.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North entering Carroll County.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 195: MS 404 - Duck Hill  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Mileage sign just past Exit 195. It's 10 miles to Grenada, 47 miles to Batesville, and 102 miles to Memphis.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 199 to Elliott and Camp McCain.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 199: South Grenada / Nat G. Troutt Rd  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at the Parking Area located at mile marker 202.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 206 to Delta State University, Holmes Community College, and University of Mississippi Grenada Center.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Also take Exit 206 to Grenada Lake and Dogwoods Golf Course.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 206: MS 7 South / MS 8 - Grenada / Greenwood  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 208 to Grenada Airport and the Industrial Park.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 208: Papermill Rd  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North: Road view from mile marker 210.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 211: MS 7 North - Coffeeville  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North shield.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Speed limit signs on Interstate 55 North. The speed limit on most rural Interstate highways in Mississippi is 70 mph with a minimum speed limit of 40 mph.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North: Road view from mile marker 213.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North entering Yalobusha County.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North: Road view from mile marker 218.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 220: MS 330 - Tillatoba Rd  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North: Road view from mile marker 223.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 227 to George Payne Cossar State Park.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Also take Exit 227 to MS 32 Scenic Route toward Charleston.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 227: MS 32 - Oakland / Water Valley  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North: Road view from mile marker 230.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 233 to State Fish Hatchery & Visitor Center as well as Enid Lake.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 233: Enid  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North entering Panola County.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 237: Pope / Courtland  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at the Rest Area located near mile marker 239.5.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take either of the next 2 exits to Batesville.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Use any of the next 4 exits to Sardis Lake.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 243 to the University of Mississippi.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North approaching Exit 243 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 243 to South Sardis Lake.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 243: US 278 / MS 6 - Batesville / Oxford  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 246 to MS 315 Scenic Route to the Industrial Park, and to Sardis Dam.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 246: MS 35 - North Batesville  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 252 to John W. Kyle State Park and Mallard Pointe Golf Course.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 252: MS 315 - Sardis / Sardis Dam  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Another Interstate 55 North shield.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North: Road view from mile marker 256.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 257 to North Sardis Lake.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 257: MS 310 - Como  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North as it enters Tate County.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take either of the next 2 exits to Senatobia.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 263: MS 740 - South Senatobia  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 265 to Northwest Mississippi Community College.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 265: MS 4 - Senatobia / Holly Springs  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North: Road view from mile marker 270.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 271 for MS 304 Scenic Route to Arkabutla Lake.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 271: MS 306 - Coldwater / Independence  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North entering DeSoto County.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at the Rest Area located near mile marker 276.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 280 to the DeSoto Museum.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 280: MS 304 Scenic Route - Hernando / Commerce St  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Mileage sign located near mile marker 281. It's 2 miles to the junction of Interstate 69, 3 miles to the Nesbit Rd interchange, and 17 miles to Memphis.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North approaching Exit 283 - 3/4 mile.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North at Exit 283: Interstate 69 South / MS 304 - Tunica  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North / Interstate 69 North shields.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 284 to Pleasant Hill.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North / Interstate 69 North at Exit 284: Nesbit Rd / North Hernando  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North / Interstate 69 North at the Weigh Station located at mile marker 285.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 287 to Landers Center / Foreign Trade Zone.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Also take Exit 287 to Northwest Mississippi Community College and University of Mississippi DeSoto Center.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North / Interstate 69 North at Exit 287: Church Rd  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take either of the next 2 exits to Southhaven.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North / Interstate 69 North at Exit 289: MS 302 - Horn Lake / Southhaven  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Take Exit 291 to Main Street and Stateline Rd.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).

Interstate 55 North / Interstate 69 North at Exit 291: Southhaven. The Tennessee border lies just ahead.  (Photo taken 5/23/15).