|Length:||60 mi (100 km)|
|South end:||I-55 / I-69 / MS 304 in Hernando, MS|
US-51 / I-69 in Millington, TN
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) and Mississippi Highway 304. 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 Memphis. As of January 2010, the completed portions are not signed as I-269, but signs have been installed in Tennessee that read "Future I-269 Corridor."
As of 2007, two disconnected sections of I-269 are open to traffic, both signed as part of Tennessee SR 385:
- From U.S. Highway 51 in Millington, Tennessee east to TN SR 193 (Macon Road) in Fisherville.
- From TN SR 57 south to the point where I-269 and SR 385 will eventually diverge, approximately 0.5 miles (0.80 km), all in Piperton, Tennessee.
Construction is currently underway to connect these two separate sections. 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 segments.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation's current plans call for the two sections to be connected in phases from 2009 to 2012. Currently, plans are to have the Tennessee portion opened by the end of 2013. Also, a section of I-269 extending south from an incomplete interchange with TN 385 south to the Mississippi state line is also being constructed, to be complete by April 2015. 
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. 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. 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. 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 Thursday 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.
The Mississippi Department of Transportation released a map of the construction schedule for I-269 in Mississippi. It is at [a href="http://desotodiscovery.com/mm_uploads/I-269_Construction_Schedule_final-8-6-12.pdf]
See also 
- Google Earth
- Tom Charlier, "Complete Tenn. 385 faces probable delays", Memphis Commercial Appeal, August 26, 2007.
- TDOT Proposal Contract for CNL024
- "2007–2012 STIP", retrieved August 26, 2007.
- Wayne Risher, "More info sought on I-269 impact", Memphis Commercial Appeal, September 6, 2007.
- Wayne Risher, "Good fit sought with I-269", Memphis Commercial Appeal, September 7, 2007
- 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.
- I-269, Mississippi’s largest highway project, connects communities and encourages economic growth, DOT Press Release, 27 June 2011
- Design Public Hearing Announcement (Tennessee Department of Transportation)
- Original and current plans (Mississippi Department of Transportation)
- Kurumi.com entry
- I69Info.com: Memphis
- Interstate-Guide.com (I-269)
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