Overlaying or paralleling U.S. 80, Interstate 20 joins Vicksburg, Jackson and Meridian across the state of Mississippi. The 154 mile long course in the Magnolia State originates at the Vicksburg Bridge spanning the Mississippi River. The rural freeway proceeds east from there to Clinton and the Jackson metropolitan area. I-55 combines with I-20 for 1.7 miles across the Pearl River south of the state capital. The two partition at a directional T interchange locally known as "The Stack".
East from the separation with U.S. 49 south to Hattiesburg, I-20 advances toward Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) through the suburbs of Pearl and Brandon. The freeway traverses rural pine forest eastward from the Jackson area to Forest, Newton and Chunky.
I-59 ties into I-20 near Meridian Regional Airport (MEI). The two routes combine along an older freeway across the south side of Meridian, also joining with U.S. 11 and 80. I-20/59 continue northeast toward Tuscaloosa and Birmingham, Alabama, overlapping for 130 miles overall.
Interstate 20 Mississippi Guides
Page Updated 09-28-2021.