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I-55 mile markers in Mississippi
« on: August 01, 2021, 12:24:33 AM »

I don't know if this belongs in Mid-South, or Southeast, but I'm putting it here because I-55 enters Mississippi above the toe of Louisiana's boot, and it's a little ways in, so I'm going to consider that Northern Mississippi.  I make road trip videos, and we recently clinched I-55.  While editing video, I was breaking it up into sections, and I found that Mississippi misnumbered I-55's mile markers, and possibly even the exits between Mile 34 and 56.  The first anomaly I noticed, and this was through measurement on Google Maps, is that the mile markers in that range are spaced anywhere from 0.8 to 1.3 miles apart.  But what really surprised me is that it skips from 33 to 35, and those markers are not two miles apart.  I found it when I discovered that there are two mile 56 markers. First one here: https://www.google.com/maps/@31.7930465,-90.4281948,3a,15y,33.44h,87.44t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sZw5UHS5GQ51c5686MNu4Rw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656  Second one here: https://www.google.com/maps/@31.8061651,-90.4252548,3a,15y,24.99h,85.8t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s8wSOinCMHcc3tVBwt1OpCA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 

From that point, they seem to go back to normal, but I haven't got much beyond there, so there might be more. (I confirmed this with the video I shot, so it's not just something odd that Google StreetView captured back in 2019.  My video is from July 2, 2021.)

Does anyone know anything about this?  I can't be the only person who has noticed this.


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Re: I-55 mile markers in Mississippi
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2021, 12:27:10 AM »

I knew I wasn't crazy I notice it too! For instance, there's a ~1.35 mile difference here.

Just a reminder that US 6, 49, 50, and 98 are superior to your fave routes :)



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