The Jackson, MS wastewater treatment plant lies immediately to the east of Interstate 55, this curve is called the Waterworks Curve.
The curve consists of winding roadway in both the north and southbound lanes of Interstate 55. The addition of the waterworks to the winding roadway means that there is more to distract those drivers moving through the area. The area also quickly changes in elevation and crosses under a bridge. In the southbound lanes vehicles merge in from Woodrow Wilson Drive.
Often wrecks that occur on this curve are caused by simple factors:
- Failure to merge properly;
- Failure to yield the right of way;
- Distracted driving;
- Failure to remain in your lane.
The below video shows the treacherous path through the waterworks curve, just before entering the downtown corridor of Jackson, MS. The shown space curves left then right. This change within only a few hundred yards can trip up drivers. Additionally the change in elevation while the roadway curves makes traveling at high speeds more dangerous.
If you have had a wreck or traffic stop at this point in the interstate there may be video footage available of your incident. Contact us using the form below.