Interstate 220

Interstate 220 North
The eastbound Interstate 20 ramp to Interstate 220 & U.S. 49 north sees this U.S. 80 guide sign for Exit 1. The ramp originally was allotted two lanes, but since has been re-striped to only retain one. Photo taken 04/14/02.
Entering the pervasive Exit 1A/B interchange on Interstate 220 & U.S. 49 north. U.S. 80 eastbound takes traffic towards downtown and the Jackson State University campus. The corridor is fairly developed as a commercial strip throughout this area of southwest Jackson. Photo taken 04/14/02.
Northbound Interstate 220 & U.S. 49 at Exit 1B for U.S. 80 west. The divided highway travels to the north and west towards Clinton, home to the much beleaguered telecommunications giant of WorldCom. Photo taken 04/14/02.
Continuing northbound on Interstate 220 & U.S. 49 at a recreational guide sign for the Jackson Zoo. The family entertainment venue is accessible from Exit 2, as this sign shows while Interstate 220 passes by a nearby baseball park. The exit takes traffic to West Capital Street. Photo taken 04/14/02.
Northbound Interstate 220 & U.S. 49 at the Exit 2B cloverleaf ramp for Clinton Boulevard. As the street names suggests, this local highway links west Jackson with the city of Clinton (pop. 21,847) to the west.Photo taken 04/14/02.
Amidst reconstruction, Interstate 220 nears the split with U.S. 49 at Exits 5A/B. U.S. 49 originally traveled through downtown to the southeast, but was relocated to the Interstates to remove traffic from the surface streets of Jackson. Photo taken 04/14/02.
Exit 5A for Medger Evans Boulevard/old U.S. 49 from Interstate 220/U.S. 49 north. This ramp also serves Northside Drive nearby. Photo taken 04/14/02.
U.S. 49 departs for Yazoo City from Interstate 220 at the Exit 5B cloverleaf ramp from northbound. Yazoo City (pop. 12,427) is located 37 miles to the north, and is the location of the U.S. 49 partition to U.S. 49E and U.S. 49W. Photo taken 04/14/02.
Interstate 220 solo now, northbound at Exit 8 for Watkins Drive. This diamond interchange serves the Lake Hico area of northwest Jackson as well. Photo taken 04/14/02.
A brief widening to three northbound lanes occurs between Exits 8 and 9 in anticipation of the Hanging Moss Road and Highland Colony Parkway interchange. This sign bridge shows that the right-hand lane drops at Exit 9. Photo taken 04/14/02.
Partition of Exit 9 from Interstate 220 northbound. The two lane ramp widens to three, with two left-hand lanes for Highland Colony Parkway. This divided four-lane roadway snakes its way to the northern suburbs of Ridgeland (pop. 11,714) and Madison (pop. 7471). Photo taken 04/14/02.
Visible in the above photograph, is the first Interstate 55 guide sign on Interstate 220 northbound. The junction with Interstate 55 marks the northern terminus, and is located two miles to the northeast. Photo taken 04/14/02.
Sign bridge on Interstate 220 northbound for this small Interstate 55 guide sign panel with no control cities. Not to rant here, but the Progressive Auto Insurance SUV cut us off to pass on the right-hand side. So much for rules of safety... Photo taken 04/14/02.
No exit number is allocated for Interstate 55 on Interstate 220 northbound. This photograph shows the partition of ramps for north and southbound. To the right is an Exit 103 County Line Road/Ridgeland guide sign for the nearby exit on Interstate 55 south. The southbound ramp takes traffic back to the city and ultimately towards downtown. Photo taken 04/14/02.
Continuing straight on Interstate 220 northbound from the above photograph takes traffic to this three-level stack interchange. The next exit on Interstate 55 northbound is close in proximity. Therefore the brown guide sign is for Exit 105A/Natchez Trace Parkway, that is the next interchange. Note that in the above photograph, the standard Jackson area control city of Interstate 55 of Grenada was supplemented with the regional control city of Memphis, Tennessee. Photo taken 04/14/02.
Interstate 220 South
The southern terminus of Interstate 220. U.S. 49 turns to the east and follows Interstate 20 to Exit 47 at the suburb of Pearl. Westbound traffic sees a 36 mile journey to Vicksburg near the mighty mississippi200/ River. Photo taken 04/14/02.

Page Updated February 22, 2004.

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