Interstate 269

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Interstate 269 marker

Interstate 269
Route information
Length: 64.3 mi[1] (103.5 km)
Status: Under construction
Existed: 1998 (as Tennessee Highway 385) – present
Major junctions
South end: I‑55 / I‑69 / MS 304 in Hernando, MS
North end: Future plate blue.svgNo image wide.svg
I-69 in Millington, TN
Highway system
  • Tennessee State Routes
MS 245 MS US 278
SR 268 TN SR 269

Interstate 269 (abbreviated I-269) is a partially built outer beltline around the city of Memphis, Tennessee, and its adjacent suburban areas in northern Mississippi. The sections of the route which are currently open are designated as State Route 385 in Tennessee. I-269 signs will be erected on the beltway once the remaining unbuilt segments are completed. Interstate 22 is proposed to intersect I-269 near Byhalia. As of January 2010, the completed portions were not signed as I-269, but signs have been installed in Tennessee that read "Future I-269 Corridor."

As of 2014, one section of I-269 is open to traffic, signed as part of Tennessee SR 385, from U.S. Highway 51 in Millington, Tennessee east then south to the point where I-269 and SR 385 will eventually diverge, approximately 0.5 miles (0.80 km) south of TN SR 57, in Piperton, Tennessee.

History[edit]

Interstate 269 extension to Mississippi under construction

On January 29, 2007 the Federal Highway Administration issued a Record of Decision giving final federal approval for I-269, paving the way for the two states to design and construct the remaining section between Hernando and Piperton.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation's plans call for the two sections to be connected in phases.[2] Plans are to have the portion extending south from an incomplete interchange with TN 385 south to the Mississippi state line to be complete by July 2015 to coincide with completion of the section in Mississippi from the Tennessee state line to Mississippi Highway 302.[3]

According to the 2007-12 Mississippi State Transportation Improvement Plan, Mississippi plans to construct its 28.5-mile (45.9 km) portion of Interstate 269 in fiscal years 2009–2012.[4] The Mississippi Department of Transportation and the Board of Supervisors of DeSoto County, Mississippi, are negotiating a bond issue through the state's Highway Enhancements Through Local Partnerships (HELP) Program, to finance construction of Interstate 269, which would help accelerate construction on this portion of the route.[5][6] On October 18, 2007, MDOT announced that a bond was successfully issued for $83 million to cover planning and right-of-way acquisition costs for Mississippi's portion of the route; according to the department's press release, it expects to have the project completed circa 2015.[7] Construction on Mississippi's unbuilt portion of I-269 between SR 385 in Collierville and I-55/I-69/MS-304 in Hernando is expected to cost $490 million. On June 23, 2011, ground was officially broken on the Mississippi section of the highway, connecting with the portion mentioned above under construction south to MS 302.[8] Completion of of Interstate 269 to Hernando is expected in 2015.[9]

Exit list[edit]

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Shelby   I-69 – Memphis, Dyersburg
Millington US 51 – Memphis, Millington Counterclockwise exit and clockwise entrance
Raleigh-Millington Road
  SR 204 (Singleton Parkway)
  SR 14 (Austin Peay Highway) – Memphis, Brownsville
  Brunswick Road
Lakeland Stewart Road
Arlington US 70 – Arlington, Lakeland
I-40 – Memphis, Nashville
Donelson Farms Parkway
US 64 – Memphis, Somerville
  SR 193 (Macon Road)
Piperton SR 57 (Poplar Avenue) – Piperton
SR 385 – Memphis Future mainline stubs extend southward from the Winfield Dunn Pkwy. EB to NB flyover and SB to WB ramp completed. An EB to SB ramp stub and NB to WB ramp stub exist. The interchange is currently being completed.
Collierville US 72
Tennessee-Mississippi State Line
Marshall   MS 302 (Goodman Road) – Southaven, Olive Branch
  MS 309 – Byhalia
DeSoto Byhalia US 78 / I‑22 – Byhalia, Tupelo
  Red Banks Road
  MS 305 – Olive Branch
  Craft Road
  Laughter Road
  Getwell Road
Hernando 64.3 103.5 I‑55 / I‑69 / MS 304 – Southaven, Jackson, Robinsonville Begins concurrency with Mississippi Highway 304
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ I-269 Tennessee: A Regional Vision Study
  2. ^ Tom Charlier, "Complete Tenn. 385 faces probable delays", Memphis Commercial Appeal, August 26, 2007.
  3. ^ TDOT Proposal Contract for CNL024
  4. ^ "2007–2012 STIP", retrieved August 26, 2007.
  5. ^ Wayne Risher, "More info sought on I-269 impact", Memphis Commercial Appeal, September 6, 2007.
  6. ^ Wayne Risher, "Good fit sought with I-269", Memphis Commercial Appeal, September 7, 2007
  7. ^ Kim Sloan, "MDOT’s H.E.L.P. Program Makes I-269 Project in North Mississippi a Reality"[dead link], Mississippi Department of Transportation press release, October 18, 2007.
  8. ^ I-269, Mississippi’s largest highway project, connects communities and encourages economic growth, DOT Press Release, 27 June 2011
  9. ^ Castens, Errol (March 26, 2014). "I-269 slated for 2015 completion". Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal. Archived from the original on July 29, 2014. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 

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