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Interstate 20 Westbound

Westbound
East of the city of Meridian, is this exit on Interstate 20 west/Interstate 59 south. Exit 157B/A is for the U.S. 45 freeway bypass east city with 41,036 residents. This bypass takes traffic southward to Quitman and northward towards Lauderdale. Photo taken 12/08/00.
Blurry photograph of Interstate 20/59 advance guide signage for the split on westbound. This interchange is situated in a forested setting, which is a theme maintained by both Interstates throughout southeastern Mississippi. Interstate 20 crosses the Bienville National Forest midway between this exit and the Jackson metropolitan area. Photo taken 12/08/00.
Westbound Interstate 20 at the split with Interstate 59 south. Note that New Orleans makes it as a second control city for Interstate 59 southbound. Both Interstates receive a light amount of traffic between this split and their respective control cities. Photo taken 12/08/00.
Shifting to the Meridian vicinity, this photograph looks at one of a handful of mainline shields that retain the state name. This shield is posted just past the Interstate 20/59 split on westbound near Lost Gap. Photo taken 12/08/00.
Exit 46 takes traffic onto Interstate 55 north as part of "The Stack" interchange. Meanwhile Interstate 55 southbound merges with Interstate 20 west & U.S. 49 north for a two mile overlap. Note the use of geographical control cities for the Jackson area on the two sign panels. Photo taken 04/14/02.
Westbound Interstate 20/southbound Interstate 55/northbound U.S. 49 at Exit 45B for U.S. 51/State Street and downtown Jackson. This ramp takes traffic to U.S. 51 at U.S. 80. The next ramp (Exit 45A) serves Gallatin Street and the west side of downtown. Photo taken 04/14/02.
Westbound Interstate 20/northbound U.S. 49 split with Interstate 55/U.S. 51 southbound. U.S. 51 enters the freeway briefly from State Street and downtown before departing with Interstate 55 southward to Exit 78. Note that unlike on Interstate 20, New Orleans is also shown on Interstate 55 southbound guide signage. Photo taken 04/14/02.
Just past the Interstate 20-U.S. 49 and Interstate 55 western split are the exit ramps for Terry Road on westbound. Terry Road is the original U.S. 51 throughout south Jackson. Photo taken 04/14/02.
Westbound Interstate 20/northbound U.S. 49 passing by Exit 43A for Terry Road southbound. The six lane freeway turns to the west past this interchange, crossing over Raymond Road beneath. Photo taken 04/14/02.

Exit 41 guide signage in place on this sign bridge at Exit 42A for Ellis Avenue southbound. This interchange is a full cloverleaf. Interstate 20 & U.S. 49 are six lanes at this location in south Jackson. Photo taken 04/14/02.
Advance guide signage for the Interstate 20/220/U.S. 49 confluence. Interstate 20 reduces from three to two westbound lanes at the interchange. Photo taken 04/14/02.
Westbound Interstate 20 at the same interchange for Interstate 220 & U.S. 49 north (Exit 41). U.S. 49 overlaps with Interstate 220 northward to Exit 5B, traveling 41 miles northward to Yazoo City. Vicksburg is another 36 miles to the west on Interstate 20. Photo taken 04/14/02.
Westbound Interstate 20 at Exits 40B/A for Mississippi 18 west/Robinson Road. This interchange marks the eastern terminus of the state highway. The four lane roadway continues to the west and south to the town of Raymond (pop. 2275) while Robinson Road links with U.S. 80 to the north. Photo taken 04/14/02.
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.