Interstate 269

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Interstate 269 marker

Interstate 269
Route information
Length: 60 mi[1] (100 km)
Status: Under construction
Major junctions
South end: I-55 / I-69 / MS 304 in Hernando, MS
North end: Future plate blue.svgNo image wide.svg
I-69 / US-51 in Millington, TN
Highway system

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 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]

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]

The Mississippi Department of Transportation released a map of the construction schedule for I-269 in Mississippi.[9]

Major intersections[edit]

This is a list of interchanges on the constructed portion of I-269.

Destinations Notes
SR-385 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
SR-193 (Macon Road)
US-64 – Somerville, Memphis
Donelson Farms Parkway
I-40 – Memphis, Nashville
US-70 (US 79, SR 1) – Arlington, Lakeland
Stewart Road
North Brunswick Road
SR-14 – Memphis, Brownsville
SR-204 (Singleton Parkway)
Raleigh-Millington Road
US-51 (SR 3) – Millington Counterclockwise exit and clockwise entrance

Proposed intersections[edit]

This is a list of proposed interchanges on the under-constructed portion of I-269.

Destinations
I-69 – Memphis, Dyersburg
US-72
MS 302 – Southaven, Olive Branch
MS 309 – Byhalia
US 78 / I-22 – Memphis, Birmingham
Red Banks Road
MS 305 – Olive Branch
Craft Road
Laughter Road
Getwell Road  – Southaven, Memphis
I-55 / I-69 – Memphis, Jackson

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Google Earth
  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. ^ [1]

External links[edit]

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