U.S. Highway 90 Westbound - Mississippi

U.S. 90 West
U.S. 90 westbound at the joint termini of Mississippi 63 and 611 (Industrial Road). Mississippi 63 comprises a main thoroughfare between Pascagoula/Moss Point and Lucedale/U.S. 98. Mississippi 611 heads south from Mississippi 63 to the Bayou Cassote Industrial Park. Photo taken 08/20/01.
Westbound reassurance shield posted along Denny Avenue in Pascagoula after Mississippi 63 & 611. Denny Avenue constitutes a four to six-lane surface boulevard through a commercialized strip in Pascagoula. Photo taken 05/29/04.
Traffic signals govern the intersection of U.S. 90 (Denny Avenue) and Hospital Street north of downtown Pascagoula. Use Hospital Street north for Mississippi 613 (Telephone Road) into Moss Point (pop. 15,851). Photo taken 05/29/04.
Market Street intersects U.S. 90 (Denny Street) west of the Mississippi Export overpass. Market Street ends at Mississippi 613 (Telephone Road) nearby to the north. Southward the street continues to the Gulf of Mexico waterfront at Beach Boulevard. Photo taken 05/29/04.
U.S. 90 westbound at the northbound beginning of Mississippi 613 (Helen Street). Telephone Road becomes one-way westbound between Helen Street and U.S. 90 (Denny Avenue) on its final block for Mississippi 613 southbound. Helen Street carries northbound traffic onto Telephone Road for Mississippi 613 to Moss Point. Photo taken 05/29/04.
Westbound at the signalized intersection with Pascagoula Street. Pascagoula Street straddles the East Branch of the Pascagoula River northward as River Road and Griffin Street in Moss Point. The street serves the East Bank Port facilities to the south and residential areas southwest of downtown. Photo taken 05/29/04.
U.S. 90 begins its ascent across the eight-lane high-level bridge over the East Branch of the Pascagoula River. A sign bridge is posted over Denny Avenue west for the upcoming interchange with Litton Road in west Pascagoula. Photo taken 05/29/04.
Construction of a new high level bridge over the Pascagoula River between Gautier (pop. 11,681) and Pascagoula (pop. 26,200). The high level bridge opened to traffic in 2002 to replace the draw span pictured here. Due to the location of shipbuilding facilities, large vessels often navigate through this waterway. Thus the four-lane drawbridge caused delays due to the time it takes to open and close the draw span. Therefore the bridge replaced the current infrastructure with a new eight-lane facility. Photo taken 08/20/01.
Two views of the completed Pascagoula River span for U.S. 90 westbound. Note the expansive view of the marshlands and six-lane causeway U.S. 90 travels from Pascagoula west to Gautier. Photos taken 05/29/04.
A trumpet interchange exists between U.S. 90 and Litton Road for the Ingalls Shipbuilding Facilities and Pascagoula Naval Station. Litton Road & USS Vicksburg Way constitute unsigned Mississippi 617 between U.S. 90 and Pascagoula Naval Station. The damaged USS Cole destroyer was recently repaired at these facilities. Photo taken 05/29/04.
U.S. 90 westbound at the ramp departure for Mississippi 617 (Litton Road) southbound to Ingalls Shipbuilding and Pascagoula Naval Station. Photo taken 05/29/04.
A six-lane causeway carries U.S. 90 west from Litton Road to the West Branch of the Pascagoula River and city of Gautier. There are no intersections along the 2.75-mile stretch. Photo taken 05/29/04.
Shifting to another undeveloped stretch of U.S. 90 near the southern terminus of Mississippi 57. In the background is a guide side displaying "Ocean Springs Corporate Limit". U.S. 90 between Ocean Springs (pop. 14,658) and Gautier (pop. 10,088) sees four lanes of uninhibited roadway, sandwiched between moderate commercial and residential development. Mississippi 57 stems north from Fountainebleau to Interstate 10 and Vancleave. Photo taken 08/20/01.
Views of the destroyed Biloxi Bay Bridge of U.S. 90 between Ocean Springs and Biloxi. The storm surge of Hurricane Katrina toppled all of the precast concrete bridge decks during the landfall of August 29, 2005. The 1960s-era span remains closed and a replacement may not open until 2007. Photos taken 10/12/03.
The next series of photos catalogues the storm ravaged path of U.S. 90 (Beach Boulevard) through the city of Biloxi. Hurricane Katrina inundated the highway, destroyed much of the roadway and leveled countless numbers of buildings and other structures. Pretty much the only buildings to survive or to be rebuilt by Summer of 2006 are the casino high-rises. Pictured here is the westbound intersection with Pine Street. The traffic lights were disabled as the building along Mississippi Sound was demolished and thus the intersection with Pine Street fenced off. Photo taken 06/10/06.
U.S. 90 (Beach Boulevard) westbound at Holley Street. There's a large swath of cleared beach and wind-raked trees between the casinos at Oak and Main Streets. Photo taken 06/10/06.
Beach Boulevard west at Dukate Street. Gutted high rise portions and other wind damage remains quite evident even 10 months after the August 29, 2005 landfall of Hurricane Katrina. Photo taken 06/10/06.
Renovation was underway at the Hard Rock Casino and other gambling facilities in the casino district between Main Street and Interstate 110. A mast-arm signal assembly was reinstalled here at Lameuse Street. Photo taken 06/10/06.
One-quarter mile overhead for Interstate 110 & Mississippi 15 north to Interstate 10 posted on U.S. 90 westbound at Reynoir Street. Reynoir Street acts as a four-lane boulevard north to Martin Luther King Boulevard and Howard Avenue. Photo taken 06/10/06.
Many temporary traffic lights supported by span wires govern the intersections along Beach Boulevard through Biloxi. The intersection with the Beau Rivage Casino parking garage here lies ahead of the Interstate 110 & Mississippi 15 trumpet interchange. Photo taken 06/10/06.
A right-hand turn takes motorists onto the freeway beginning of Interstate 110 & Mississippi 15 north to D'Iberville and junction Interstate 10. A four-lane viaduct sails across the city to the Back Bay of Biloxi draw bridge. Drivers using Interstate 110 default into D'Iberville as there are no northbound ramps to Biloxi. Photo taken 06/10/06.
Utter destruction continues the theme along U.S. 90 (Beach Boulevard) west from Interstate 110 & Mississippi 15. All structures between Beach Boulevard and the waters of Mississippi Sound were wiped completely away. That leaves just the Biloxi Lighthouse along U.S. 90 along this stretch. Photo taken 06/10/06.
The Biloxi Lighthouse resides within the median of U.S. 90 (Beach Boulevard) at the intersection with Porter Avenue. Amazingly the lighthouse fared quite well during Hurricane Katrina. Porter Avenue meanwhile ties into U.S. 90 at the beach parking area from Division Street to the north. Photo taken 06/10/06.
U.S. 90 reassurance marker posted after the intersection with Porter Avenue along Beach Boulevard west. Continue west for Keesler Air Force Base. Photo taken 06/10/06.
A westbound view of the Hurricane Katrina destroyed Bay Saint Louis Bridge between Pass Christian and Bay St. Louis. The four-lane draw bridge connected the cities of Bay Saint Louis (pop. 8,063) and Pass Christian (pop. 5,557). A new alignment for U.S. 90 was built in 1999-2000 at the east end of the bridge to provide a smoother curve between the coastal stretch of U.S. 90 at Pass Christian and the draw bridge. Traffic previously navigated sharp curves associated with the road that hugged the mouth of the Saint Louis Bay. Photo taken 06/26/01.

Page Updated July 10, 2006.

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