Interstate 55 and Woodrow Wilson Drive

Just before the waterworks curve on Interstate 55 and Woodrow Wilson Drive there is a dangerous merge pictured at the left of the below video. Vehicles enter interstate 55 and merge as the interstate dips, goes under a bridge and then takes a hard left. This combination of factors means that there are numerous things drivers have to pay attention to all at once.

This often means that a higher proportion of wrecks occur at this intersection at Woodrow Wilson Drive and Interstate 55. Other causes of wrecks in this area include failure to yield, distracted driving, cell phone use while driving and sudden stops.

Drivers have to been even more cautions at interstate speeds when so much is going on at once. Keeping a look out around your vehicle for merging vehicles heading south, watching for sudden stops ahead due to the curve, maintaining your own lane during the curve and maintaining focus with numerous everyday distractions make this curve complicated. This is especially true when multiple drivers are attempting to share the space on the road.

The sample video above shows the camera angle that is available for this intersection. There is additional video further south at the waterworks curve. Both cameras could potentially show a wreck on this stretch of road. Linking this other video feed up with the Interstate 55 and Woodrow Wilson video can help tell the full story.

If you have beenĀ in a wreck, or are seeking video from this camera, contact us using the form below. Video streams of this camera are made available to the public by a state agency, but no prior records are kept on file or stored for any period of time by that state agency.

Jackson, MS – Interstate 55 and Waterworks Curve

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.

Interstate 55 at waterworks
Waterworks Curve, Jackson, MS