Interstate 20 Eastbound

Eastbound Interstate 20 approaching the southern terminus of the Interstate 220 Jackson Bypass. U.S. 49 enters the scene from Interstate 220 to the north and Interstate 20 to the east. The control cities of Hattiesburg and Yazoo City refer to the U.S. 49 routing. Photo taken 04/14/02.
Exit 41 for Interstate 220/U.S. 49 north departing from Interstate 20 eastbound. The 11.60 mile freeway links Interstate 20 with Interstate 55 north of the city at Ridgeland. The left-hand guide sign was installed sometime during 2001. Photo taken 04/14/02.
Eastbound Interstate 20/southbound U.S. 49 at Exit 42A/B for Ellis Avenue. This local thoroughfare serves the Jackson State University area and becomes Belvedere Drive to the south. Photo taken 04/14/02.
Interstate 20 east/U.S. 49 south splits with Interstate 55 southbound traffic in this photograph. Traffic destined for the Terry Road (Exits 43A/B) must also exit the mainline of the freeway, as the interchange is adjacent to the Interstate 55 merge. To the east along Interstate 20, Interstate 55 northbound joins the fold, with the three highways continuing to Exit 96. Photo taken 04/14/02.
Eastbound on the ramp to Interstate 55 south at Exit 43A for Terry Road southbound. The sign bridge in place has Exit 43B signage for Terry Road north and signage for the upcoming transition to Interstate 55. McDowell Road is included on the left-hand panel due to the proximity of that interchange (Exit 92) of Interstate 55 south. Photo taken 04/14/02.
Eastbound on the triplex where U.S. 51 northbound departs to downtown. Exit 45 begins a short expressway segment of U.S. 51, with an interchange to Gallatin Street, that stems into downtown Jackson at State Street. The next exit is the split of the two Interstates at "The Stack". Photo taken 04/14/02.
Shifting to the upper level of "The Stack", this photograph shows the southbound Interstate 55 ramp to Interstate 20 east and U.S. 49 south. Exit 47A is the next interchange for Interstate 20 east, and sees the departure of the U.S. highway southbound to Hattiesburg and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Photo taken 04/14/02.
The ramp from Interstate 55 north to Interstate 20 east merges with the mainline just before the ramp for Exit 47A/U.S. 49 south. The control cities of Richland and Flowood (Exit 47B) refer to the immediate Jackson suburbs. U.S. 49 south also serves the suburb of Florence south at Mississippi 469. Photo taken 04/14/02.
Interstate 20 maintains six lanes through the Exit 47A/B interchange. This photograph shows eastbound at the Flowood/Exit 47B ramp. This ramp takes traffic to former U.S. 49 and U.S. 80 just to the north. Photo taken 04/14/02.
First advance guide sign for Exit 48/Mississippi 468. This is the first of two exits for the suburb of Pearl (pop. 19,588). Photo taken 04/14/02.
Nearing Exit 48 on Interstate 20 eastbound. This ramps sees the reduction of Interstate 20 from six to four lanes as the freeway leaves the downtown Jackson vicinity. Photo taken 04/14/02.
Sign bridge on Interstate 20 eastbound for the partition of Mississippi 468/Exit 48 traffic. Photo taken 04/14/02.
Interstate 20 at Exit 48. Mississippi 468 loops from U.S. 80 in Pearl to U.S. 80 in Brandon (pop. 11,077). The next interchange, for Mississippi 475, serves Jackson International Airport. Photo taken 04/14/02.
The landscape of Interstate 20 transitions towards to a rural-like setting as the freeway enters the eastern suburb of Brandon. Exit 54 for Crossgates Boulevard and Greenfield Road is situated at the corporate line between Brandon and Pearl. Photo taken 04/14/02.
Interstate 20 Mississippi eastbound shield, posted just past the Exit 100 interchange with U.S. 80. Guide signage for Exit 100 omits U.S. 80, reflecting only the nearby town of Lawrence. Photo taken 04/14/02.
Eastbound on Interstate 20 at the junction with Interstate 59 from the south. The two highways begin their 153 mile marriage from this point northward to Birmingham, Alabama. Interstate 59 southbound returns traffic to the southwest and the cities of Laurel and Hattiesburg. All signage along Interstate 20 at Interstate 59 has been replaced as of Fall 2002. See Robert E. Lee's Southern Highways for photos of the replacements. Photo taken 12/08/00.
The first exit on the Interstate 20 and 59 overlap eastbound is for Exit 150/U.S. 11 and Mississippi 19 south. The two highways hop aboard the freeway through much of the Meridian area as shown by the left-hand panel. Note that Interstate 59 exit numbers are used on the overlap in Mississippi. Photo taken 12/08/00.
Scenes Related to Interstate 20
Interstate 20/59 junction shield assembly on U.S. 11/80 south/westbound approaching the diamond interchange at Exit 169. This is the easternmost exit for Interstate 20/59 within the Magnolia State. The signage itself on Interstate 20/59 does not reflect that Exit 169 serves U.S. 11/80. Photo taken 08/10/02.

Page Updated December 1, 2003.

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