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
  I-22 / US 78 in Byhalia, MS
SR 385 in Piperton, TN
I-40 in Arlington, TN
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.


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]

On October 18, 2007, MDOT announced that a bond was successfully issued through the state's Highway Enhancements Through Local Partnerships (HELP) Program for $83 million to cover planning and right-of-way acquisition costs for Mississippi's portion of the route.[4] Mississippi began its part of I-269 construction on June 23, 2011,[5] with the 25 mile section from the state line to I-55 totaling construction costs of $640 million as of 2014.[6] Completion of Interstate 269 to Hernando, thus marking the completion of the entire beltway, is expected in Fall 2015.[7] The construction costs of the Tennessee portion of SR 385 from the 1980s until completion in 2013 is over $500 million.[8] Both states combined total I-269 investments are over $1.2 billion for the entire project including construction and rights of way expense listed above. For a length of 64.3 miles, this yields a road construction cost of approximately $18.66 million per mile.

Exit list[edit]

All exits are unnumbered.

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
DeSoto Hernando I-55 / I-69 / MS 304 – Memphis, Southaven, Jackson Begins concurrency with Mississippi Highway 304
  Getwell Road
  Laughter Road
  Craft Road
  MS 305 – Olive Branch
  Red Banks Road
Byhalia I-22 / US 78 – Byhalia, Tupelo, Birmingham
Marshall   MS 309 – Byhalia
  MS 302 – Southaven, Olive Branch
Mississippi-Tennessee State Line
Shelby Collierville US 72 – Collierville, Corinth
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.
SR 57 – Piperton, Collierville
  SR 193 (Macon Road)
Arlington US 64 – Bartlett, Somerville
Donelson Farms Parkway
I-40 – Memphis, Nashville
US 70 / US 79 / SR 1 – Arlington, Lakeland
Lakeland Stewart Road
  Brunswick Road
  SR 14 (Austin Peay Highway) – Memphis, Brownsville
  SR 204 (Singleton Parkway)
Millington Raleigh-Millington Road
US 51 – Memphis, Millington Counterclockwise exit and clockwise entrance
  64.3 103.5 I-69 – Memphis, Dyersburg
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[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. ^ Wayne Risher, "Good fit sought with I-269", Memphis Commercial Appeal, September 7, 2007
  5. ^ I-269, Mississippi’s largest highway project, connects communities and encourages economic growth, DOT Press Release, 27 June 2011
  6. ^ I-269 Construction Reaches Halfway Point, Commercial Appeal
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ Last Part Of 385 Opens Friday, WREG News Channel 3, November 22, 2013

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