|Length:||64.3 mi (103.5 km)|
|Existed:||1998 (as Tennessee Highway 385) – present|
|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
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. 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.
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. 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.
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. Mississippi began its part of I-269 construction on June 23, 2011, with the 25 mile section from the state line to I-55 totaling construction costs of $640 million as of 2014. Completion of Interstate 269 to Hernando, thus marking the completion of the entire beltway, is expected in Fall 2015. The construction costs of the Tennessee portion of SR 385 from the 1980’s until completion in 2013 is over $500 million. 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.
All exits are unnumbered.
|DeSoto||Hernando||I-55 / I-69 / MS 304 – Memphis, Southaven, Jackson||Begins concurrency with Mississippi Highway 304|
|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|
|SR 14 (Austin Peay Highway) – Memphis, Brownsville|
|SR 204 (Singleton Parkway)|
|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
- I-269 Tennessee: A Regional Vision Study
- Tom Charlier, "Complete Tenn. 385 faces probable delays", Memphis Commercial Appeal, August 26, 2007.
- TDOT Proposal Contract for CNL024
- Wayne Risher, "Good fit sought with I-269", Memphis Commercial Appeal, September 7, 2007
- I-269, Mississippi’s largest highway project, connects communities and encourages economic growth, DOT Press Release, 27 June 2011
- I-269 Construction Reaches Halfway Point, Commercial Appeal
- 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.
- Last Part Of 385 Opens Friday, WREG News Channel 3, November 22, 2013
- Media related to Interstate 269 at Wikimedia Commons
- 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)