Interstate 59

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Interstate 59 in Louisiana was completed in conjunction with Interstate 10 through Slidell by 1966. The crossing over the Pearl River into Hancock County, Mississippi was the first to be constructed in 1958. Reconstruction of the freeway occurred between 1987 and 1989 and the bridges across the West Pearl River were replaced between 1996 and 1997.

Interstate 59 Louisiana Guides

Interstate 59 scenes
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Old US 11 forms a portion of the service roads joining I-59 with Pearl River WMA at Exit 5B and Honey Island Swamp. Old US 11 loops south from the WMA entrance first to ramps with Interstate 59 northbound. Photos taken 10/12/16.
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Old US 11 loops under the Interstate 59 bridges across the West Pearl River and turns north ahead of the southbound entrance ramp for Slidell and New Orleans. Photos taken 04/20/12.
Old US 11 spurs east from I-59 and the folded diamond interchange (Exit 5B) at Honey Island Swamp into Pearl River Wildlife Management Area. Photo taken 10/12/16.
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The Pearl River Turnaround consists of a folded diamond interchange (Exit 11) adjacent to the west banks of the Pearl River. The exchange serves a nearby quarry via Atlas Road and Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge via Honey Island Swamp Road to the west. Photos taken 10/12/16.
A trailblazer for Interstate 59 south formerly posted along the northbound side frontage road after Atlas Road at the Pearl River Turnaround. This was the lone I-59 shield posted at Exit 11 at this time. Photo taken 06/15/01.



Photo Credits:

06/15/01, 04/20/12, 10/12/16 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 10
U.S. 11
Highway 1090
Highway 3081 / 3081 Spur

Page Updated 03-29-2019.