Interstate 10

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Interstate 10 through the Gulfport and Biloxi area. Map updated October 1, 2012.

Interstate 10 serves the three coastal counties of Mississippi between Slidell, Louisiana and Mobile, Alabama. Traveling inland, the freeway parallels the U.S. 90 corridor while bypassing or traveling through northern reaches of the Mississippi Sound side cities. Expansion projects widened I-10 to six lanes from just west of Exit 28 to a point just east of Exit 50. Long range plans will eventually extend the six-lane segment west to Exit 13 and east to Exit 57.

Interstate 10 Mississippi Guides

Alabama and Louisiana completed their sections of Interstate 10 well in advance of the portion through Mississippi. The freeway ended at MS 607 north of Pearlington to the west and at the state line with U.S. 90 northeast of Moss Point while construction was underway during the 1970s. A 21 mile section of I-10 between MS 603 in Hancock County and U.S. 49 at Gulfport opened to traffic on July 26, 1973. 33 of the 77.3 miles of I-10 were completed at that time.1

All of I-10 through Mississippi is designated the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway. 2015 traffic counts ranged from a high of 77,000 vehicles per day (vpd) at the Biloxi River and 37,000 vpd through the John C. Stennis Space Center buffer zone in Hancock County.

Interstate 10 scenes
County Farm Road leads south from MS 53 to become Beat Line Road at a diamond interchange with Interstate 10. Photo taken 06/09/10.
Interstate 10 ventures east from Beatline Road six miles to northern reaches of Gulfport. Motorists remaining on Beatline Road south pass Jones Mill and Willow Springs en route to Long Beach. Photo taken 06/09/10.
Approaching the westbound ramp to Slidell, Louisiana on Beatline Road north at I-10. Photo taken 06/09/10.
An older style guide sign directs motorists to New Orleans from Beatline Road north. Photo taken 06/09/10.
Canal Road expands to a four-lane divided highway through the diamond interchange with Interstate 10. This view looks ahead of the westbound ramp to New Orleans. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Interstate 10 leaves the Gulfport area for a rural drive 38 miles to I-12 and I-59 at Slidell. The Port of Gulfport connector freeway was proposed to link with I-10 just east of Canal Road. Photo taken 04/20/12.
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What was a rare find in Mississippi, a state-named shield for I-10 was posted at the eastbound on-ramp from Lorraine-Cowan Road (MS 605). Lorraine-Cowan Road became part of MS 605 in 2004. MS 605 serves Gulfport's Bernard Bayou Industrial District with four lanes from I-10 to MS 67. Traffic lights were installed at the exchange with Lorraine-Cowan Road in 2003. Photo taken 03/20/02. Second photo taken 06/10/06.
Lamey Bridge Road north at the 2015-opened ramp for Interstate 10 east. Photo taken 11/20/15.
Lamey Bridge Road lowers from the overpass across I-10 toward the eastbound entrance ramp. The Lamey Bridge Road overpass was replaced as part of the I-10/110 Interchange Improvements project underway from 2013 to September 2015. Photo taken 11/20/15.
Interstate 10 bee lines east from Lamey Bridge Road to MS 609 north of Ocean Springs. Mobile, Alabama lies 57 miles to the east. Photo taken 11/20/15.

Sources:
  1. "I-10 stretch to open." The Delta Democrat-Times (Greenville, MS), July 24, 1973.


Photo Credits:

  • 03/20/02 by AARoads.
  • 06/10/06 by AARoads.
  • 06/09/10 by AARoads and Lou Corsaro.
  • 04/20/12 by AARoads.
  • 11/20/15 by AARoads.

Connect with:
Interstate 110
U.S. 49
Highway 57
Highway 63
Highway 613

Page Updated 09-28-2016.