Directions, Transportation, and Parking
Mississippi’s Capital City is conveniently located at the crossroads of Interstate 55 (north-south) and Interstate 20 (east-west) in the heart of the “Hospitality State.”
Interstate 20: Runs east-west from near El Paso, TX to Florence, SC. Jackson is roughly halfway between Dallas, TX and Atlanta, GA. The highway is six lanes from Interstate 220 to MS 468 in Pearl.
Interstate 55: Runs north-south from Chicago through Jackson towards the Louisiana state line to New Orleans. Jackson is roughly halfway between New Orleans and Memphis, TN. The highway maintains eight to ten lanes in northern part of city, six lanes in the center and four lanes south of I-20.
Directions to the Jackson Convention Complex
From I-55 South: Take Exit 96A – Pearl Street/Jackson Convention Complex. Continue Straight on Pearl Street as you enter downtown area. Turn Left on Roach Street. Turn Left on Pascagoula Street. Convention Complex will be on your immediate right.
From I-55 North: Take Exit 96A – Pearl Street/Jackson Convention Complex. Continue straight on Pearl Street as you enter downtown area. Turn Left on Roach Street. Turn Left on Pascagoula Street. Convention Complex will be on your immediate right.
From I-20 West: Take Exit 45B – State Street/51 North. Continue Straight on State Street. Turn Left on Pearl Street. Turn Left on Roach Street. Turn Left on Pascagoula Street. Convention Complex will be on your immediate right.
From I-20 East: Take Exit 45 – State Street/Gallatin Street. Turn Left on State Street. Turn Left on Pearl Street. Turn Left on Roach Street. Turn Left on Pascagoula Street. Convention Complex will be on your immediate right.
Mobile: 191 miles
Memphis: 210 miles
New Orleans: 210 miles
Birmingham: 238 miles
Little Rock: 260 miles
Atlanta: 382 miles
Dallas/Ft. Worth: 410 miles
Houston: 420 miles
Jackson-Evers International Airport (JAN):
22 minutes/11.9 miles
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport – New Orleans, LA (MSY):
2 1⁄2 hours/159 miles
Memphis International Airport – Memphis, TN (MEM):
3 hours/190 miles
Directions to Loading Docks
Main Loading Dock: The Main loading docks are accessible by utilizing the Court Street entrance. The loading dock entrance is located to the rear of the Facility’s parking facility between Roach Street and Lamar Street.
Farish Loading Docks: The Farish loading docks are accessible from the entrance located in the parking lot at the corner of Court Street and Roach Street. To access the loading dock, turn into the parking lot entrance and proceed towards the building. The entrance is just to the left of the breezeway.
NOTE: Please note that the loading dock is to be used only for deliveries and loading/unloading. Parking in the loading dock is prohibited.
The main parking lots are located across the street and directly behind the facility.
- Location: The JCC parking lots can be access from the following streets:
- Pascagoula Street
- Farish Street
- Pearl Street
- Roach Street
- Court Street
- 3 separate parking lots.
- 763 general public parking spaces available.
- 12 handicapped parking spaces.
- Rules and Regulations
- Vehicles in excess of 19’ in length are not permitted.
- Vehicles illegally parked in handicapped spaces will be ticketed and/ or towed at the owner’s expense.
- Request(s) to park in reserved areas must be cleared through security and your Event Manager.
- Selling, soliciting, demonstration of equipment and/ or distributing handbills are prohibited.
- No loitering in parking garage or lots.
- Consumption of alcoholic beverages in the parking lot is prohibited.
- Additional Surrounding Parking
- Parking fees vary. Please refer to the posted parking fees at each garage or lot.
- The Jackson Convention Complex is surrounded by an additional 4,600 parking spaces within a 6-block radius.
The primary shuttle drop off and pick up location is located at the covered round-about at the main entrance on Pascagoula Street. Arrangements can be made for other locations. Please contact your Event Manager for more details.
Street / Lane Closures
It is possible to coordinate the closing of lanes of traffic on the streets immediately surrounding the convention center. Please contact your Event Manager for details.
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