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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #275 on: October 25, 2015, 08:57:07 PM »

Nope, that's not the case (not yet at least). The only 269 signs in Tennessee are south of the 385/269 junction. They'll probably wait until 269 is completely done.

Although, I have to ask, since I did most of the editing on the 269 Wiki, where did you see that info? I can't find it unless I'm completely overlooking it.

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennessee_State_Route_385
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #276 on: October 27, 2015, 08:33:32 AM »

Wikipedia claims TN 385 has been redesignated north of the 385/269 interchange solely as I-269. Can anyone confirm this? TDOT's press materials don't mention it and I haven't seen any pictures, thus it seems to be bogus (or at least wishful thinking) to me.

Nope, that's not the case (not yet at least). The only 269 signs in Tennessee are south of the 385/269 junction. They'll probably wait until 269 is completely done.

Although, I have to ask, since I did most of the editing on the 269 Wiki, where did you see that info? I can't find it unless I'm completely overlooking it.

I can second that observation. No mention of I-269 north of TN 385. As a matter of fact. going southbound on TN 385 approaching I-269 the pull through sign just says "Local Traffic".

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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #277 on: October 27, 2015, 11:23:53 AM »

That has to be a leading contender for the worst APL sign to date.

As far as the destination legend goes, at least "{I-269} SOUTH To {US 72} EAST Corinth" (or "{I-269} SOUTH To {MS 302} Olive Branch") would make more sense than "Local Traffic."
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #278 on: November 02, 2015, 08:31:20 AM »

Here are some more pictures from the new I-269. Apologies for the blurriness.

MS 302 westbound approaching I-269:



I-269 SB at MS 302:



VMS along I-269 SB. MDOT went hog wild with VMS signs along I-269 and MS 302:



Milepost along I-269 southbound just south of the Tennessee state line:



Crossing into Mississippi along I-269 SB:



I-269 SB approaching US 72. The mileposts in the median were replace with blue ones per typical TDOT fashion:

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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #279 on: November 02, 2015, 02:39:54 PM »

Thanks for the photos! That provided some useful info to dump into OSM.

Question: What destination is signed for northbound I-269 at MS 302? I can see some green signs in the distance but can't make them out. (Also, what destinations, if any, are signed for I-269 in both directions at US 72?)
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #280 on: November 02, 2015, 02:56:58 PM »

Collierville is the northbound control city at MS 302.

There is absolutely nothing posted for I-269 at US 72. It is very strange.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #281 on: November 02, 2015, 09:41:50 PM »

Here's a picture I took there about two weeks ago at the spot US 72 meets TN 385/I-269:

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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #282 on: November 03, 2015, 07:02:18 AM »

^ That spot technically isn't I-269. It is just TN 385. I-269 crosses US 72 just east of there.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #283 on: December 16, 2015, 06:52:15 PM »

The new alignment of Craft Road at its future I-269 interchange opens tomorrow, according to MDOT on Facebook.

Also, here's an aerial photo of the I-269/I-22 interchange I haven't seen before.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #284 on: December 17, 2015, 07:12:57 AM »

That is an older image of the I-22/I-269 interchange. The bridges are done along I-22, I think.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #286 on: December 22, 2015, 10:02:54 AM »

Any timing on the connection of I-269 to I-55?
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #287 on: December 22, 2015, 07:51:58 PM »

Any timing on the connection of I-269 to I-55?

This October 1, 2015 post contains the most recent estimate that I have seen, October, 2018:

... a map from MDOT's application indicates that the state line section should open this month and that the remainder should open in October, 2018 (p. 4/10 of pdf):
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #288 on: December 23, 2015, 12:29:53 PM »

I have a feeling that I-269 will be completed before its parent route through Memphis is.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #289 on: December 23, 2015, 04:45:02 PM »

Probably light-years before 69 is completed.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #290 on: December 24, 2015, 10:01:37 AM »

I don't get it.  Why is there a 2 year gap between grade, drain and bridge and paving?  Was it planned that way or was this a result of budget shortfalls?
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #291 on: January 02, 2016, 01:14:47 AM »

here's an aerial photo of the I-269/I-22 interchange I haven't seen before.
That is an older image of the I-22/I-269 interchange. The bridges are done along I-22, I think.
New aerial image of I-269 construction in DeSoto County from the DeSoto Times-Tribune.

This December 30 article includes a photograph of an aerial view of the I-22/I-269 interchange that was probably taken close to the time as the photograph posted by TrevorB. Here is a snip from the photo:

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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #292 on: January 02, 2016, 09:28:36 AM »

It looks like the ramps from WB I-22 to NB I-269 and from SB I-269 to WB I-22 are missing.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #293 on: January 05, 2016, 09:37:23 AM »

It looks like the ramps from WB I-22 to NB I-269 and from SB I-269 to WB I-22 are missing.

I noticed the same thing on my drive back through there after Thanksgiving.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #294 on: January 13, 2016, 02:32:21 PM »

269 shield in Tennessee (no state name)

TDOT has announced the posting of its 2016 Official Transportation Map.  Is something missing?

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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #295 on: January 13, 2016, 04:25:43 PM »

Have any portions of Tennessee State Highway 385 gotten Interstate 269 shields? And I'm not counting "Future" signs.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #296 on: January 13, 2016, 05:17:55 PM »

Have any portions of Tennessee State Highway 385 gotten Interstate 269 shields? And I'm not counting "Future" signs.

As of January 1, no.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #297 on: January 14, 2016, 12:39:22 PM »

TDOT has announced the posting of its 2016 Official Transportation Map.
Have any portions of Tennessee State Highway 385 gotten Interstate 269 shields? And I'm not counting "Future" signs.
As of January 1, no.

The above-linked TDOT announcement seems to indicate that the TN 385 section of I-269 will not be signed until Mississippi completes its section of I-269:

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I-269 is open to traffic in Tennessee and will be designated as an interstate when Mississippi completes their section.



Is something missing?

Above said, the map should show the new terrain section of I-269 that connects TN 385 to MS 302.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #298 on: January 14, 2016, 04:49:24 PM »

That is scheduled for 2018, so that's just two more years. Oh, and as I said before, I don't think any Interstate 269 signs should be installed north of Interstate 40, since Interstate 69 from Memphis north to Interstate 155 won't even be started, let alone completed for many years to come.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #299 on: January 14, 2016, 06:32:07 PM »

Probably light-years before 69 is completed.

A light-year of road is quite a bit. The current Interstate system is less than a hundred millionth of that distance.
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