Friday, February 15, 2013

Your Favorite Interstate Exits: I-59 in Mississippi & Louisiana

A cloud of hot steam boils out of the flame de...
A cloud of hot steam boils out of the flame deflector at the A-1 test stand during a test firing of a Space Shuttle Main Engine in 1988 during the NASA Return to Flight program. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Interstate 59 merges with I-20 in Mississippi until it reaches Meridian. At that point this highway travels south joining Meridian with the Mississippi cities of Laurel and Hattiesburg and with the Louisiana city of Slidell. I-59 joins I-10 near Lake Ponchartrain and the Gulf of Mexico. The evacuation for Hurricane Katrina utilized the southbound lanes of this interstate in a contraflow lane reversal to provide a way for more residents to leave the area. Attractions near I-59 include the Stennis Space Center, which is the largest rocket testing facility for NASA. The INFINITY Science Center, which replaces the StenniSphere center, features an International Space Station module. The area is also rich with historical places of interest to the Civil Rights movement.

Please share with other drivers your experiences as to which exits are best for single travelers or anyone for that matter. Reasons for the choice may include the safety of the surrounding area, the availability of good hotels and restaurants or proximity to the interstate. Please make sure to give the exit number or a description of the location. For example, when I discuss I-40 in Oklahoma, I would recommend Exit 145 in Oklahoma City. Many hotels and restaurants were located at this exit and I felt safe in the area. This exit was very convenient for easily continuing west without the hassle of dealing with early morning rush hour traffic.
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