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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #525 on: December 11, 2017, 11:21:35 AM »

Iím confused... does I-269 run from MS 305 to TN 385 or I-40?
I-269 is designated all the way to I-40; however, until TDOT gets off their asses and changes the signs, 269 ends at 385. In a perfect world, the designation and signage would extend all the way to US 51 in Millington.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #526 on: December 11, 2017, 02:16:06 PM »

Iím confused... does I-269 run from MS 305 to TN 385 or I-40?
I-269 is designated all the way to I-40; however, until TDOT gets off their asses and changes the signs, 269 ends at 385. In a perfect world, the designation and signage would extend all the way to US 51 in Millington.

To be fair, TDOT has out the signing project out for bids, I do not know if it has been awarded.  The signs for I-269 up to I-40 and US 70 should be posted in Q1 or Q2 of 2018.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #527 on: December 11, 2017, 05:04:51 PM »

Iím confused... does I-269 run from MS 305 to TN 385 or I-40?
I-269 is designated all the way to I-40; however, until TDOT gets off their asses and changes the signs, 269 ends at 385. In a perfect world, the designation and signage would extend all the way to US 51 in Millington.

To be fair, TDOT has out the signing project out for bids, I do not know if it has been awarded.  The signs for I-269 up to I-40 and US 70 should be posted in Q1 or Q2 of 2018.
Yes it has. I posted the email i received from TDOT in a previous post. New i 269 signage will start at US 70 and go to the state line. Signage should begin within the next few months
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #528 on: December 13, 2017, 03:33:51 PM »

Just in case people didn't know, it looks like thee will be an extra exit on I-269. The original plans didn't call for an interchange with McIngvale Road. Now the road will be the first I-269 exit past the I-55/69/269 interchange. http://www.desototimes.com/news/i--mcingvale-exit-on-target/article_389b66ae-755f-11e6-bcce-c76964f147da.html and here is a map with plans for the interchange. https://www.flickr.com/photos/130271900@N03/27497230004
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #529 on: December 13, 2017, 03:40:59 PM »

So, why is it going to take almost a year to pave and sign the last 5 or 6 miles?
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #530 on: December 13, 2017, 03:56:31 PM »

Just in case people didn't know, it looks like thee will be an extra exit on I-269. The original plans didn't call for an interchange with McIngvale Road. Now the road will be the first I-269 exit past the I-55/69/269 interchange. http://www.desototimes.com/news/i--mcingvale-exit-on-target/article_389b66ae-755f-11e6-bcce-c76964f147da.html and here is a map with plans for the interchange. https://www.flickr.com/photos/130271900@N03/27497230004

Well, the bridge is already there and the article is from 2016.  So I would think they are already working on it.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #531 on: December 13, 2017, 03:57:53 PM »

So, why is it going to take almost a year to pave and sign the last 5 or 6 miles?

It is scheduled for Fall 2018.  But the section that just opened was not scheduled until next Spring, so we may see it open earlier.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #532 on: December 13, 2017, 04:05:40 PM »

Just in case people didn't know, it looks like thee will be an extra exit on I-269. The original plans didn't call for an interchange with McIngvale Road. Now the road will be the first I-269 exit past the I-55/69/269 interchange. http://www.desototimes.com/news/i--mcingvale-exit-on-target/article_389b66ae-755f-11e6-bcce-c76964f147da.html and here is a map with plans for the interchange. https://www.flickr.com/photos/130271900@N03/27497230004

Well, the bridge is already there and the article is from 2016.  So I would think they are already working on it.
I will be heading to Southaven on Friday. So I think I will go down to Hernando and check it out. My guess is there already working on it, since they were just trying to buy right away land a year ago.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #533 on: December 13, 2017, 04:09:14 PM »

Just in case people didn't know, it looks like thee will be an extra exit on I-269. The original plans didn't call for an interchange with McIngvale Road. Now the road will be the first I-269 exit past the I-55/69/269 interchange. http://www.desototimes.com/news/i--mcingvale-exit-on-target/article_389b66ae-755f-11e6-bcce-c76964f147da.html and here is a map with plans for the interchange. https://www.flickr.com/photos/130271900@N03/27497230004

I hope the project will put in an auxiliary lane between I-55/69 and the new exit. There will be a lot of heavy merging there...
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #534 on: December 13, 2017, 04:11:22 PM »

Just in case people didn't know, it looks like thee will be an extra exit on I-269. The original plans didn't call for an interchange with McIngvale Road. Now the road will be the first I-269 exit past the I-55/69/269 interchange. http://www.desototimes.com/news/i--mcingvale-exit-on-target/article_389b66ae-755f-11e6-bcce-c76964f147da.html and here is a map with plans for the interchange. https://www.flickr.com/photos/130271900@N03/27497230004

I hope the project will put in an auxiliary lane between I-55/69 and the new exit. There will be a lot of heavy merging there...
I'm not sure if this exit might be the reason it will take an entire year to complete. It could be they want all work done there, before they open I-269 with I-55/69 interchange.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #535 on: December 14, 2017, 01:16:50 AM »

So, why is it going to take almost a year to pave and sign the last 5 or 6 miles?

The I-55 to MS 305 section paving & signage work was let as a separate contract in August 2016, so it's inevitably running behind the MS 305 to MS 302 section which was let a few months earlier.

As for McIngvale Road, there was always an overpass included in the plans but interchange ramps weren't included due to the proximity to I-55 and to reduce costs. There's no immediate traffic need for an interchange there; this is being done for economic development.

I'd assume there will be an aux lane in each direction, but MDOT didn't put aux lanes in between MS 178 and Barnes Crossing Rd/Cowley Rd in Tupelo (which is about the same distance) so maybe not. I don't see a lot of traffic entering NB I-55 to EB I-269 initially, but WB I-269 to NB I-55 could be more of an issue.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #536 on: December 14, 2017, 09:43:18 AM »

Centerline to centerline, it's about a mile-and-a-third between 55 and McIngvale Rd.  That's a long enough distance to where auxiliary lanes probably aren't needed in the short- or mid-term, given that it will take some time for traffic volumes on 269 to build.

Auxiliary lanes work best when there's a lot of merging/diverging traffic (probably not the case here for the forseeable future) or if distance between on/off ramps is a half-mile or less (definitely not the case here).
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #537 on: December 14, 2017, 11:33:41 AM »

The new section of I-269 has been updated on Google Maps.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #538 on: December 14, 2017, 12:10:45 PM »

Is 385 up to interstate standards?
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #539 on: December 14, 2017, 04:02:55 PM »

Is 385 up to interstate standards?

I haven't gone out and checked all the measurements or anything, but at least the section from I-40 to US 72 (which was the most recently constructed) appears to have been built to the current standards for a rural Interstate. From I-40 to US 51 that's also mostly true but the oldest section from US 51 to TN 205 probably has some minor design deficiencies relative to the current standards, being of 1970s-era design (around the same time as I-155 I think).

The section from I-240 to US 72, particularly the six+ lane sections west of Hacks Cross, probably has quite a few deficiencies (narrow inner shoulders on the 6-lane sections, lack of auxiliary lanes between Ridgeway & Kirby and Kirby & Riverdale, seriously wonky banking between Riverdale and Winchester) but there are no plans to apply for an Interstate designation there.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #540 on: December 15, 2017, 05:18:46 PM »

As of today, Google Maps has added the newly opened section of I-269 in Mississippi.

At least in the app on my iPhone...

Also on my iPad.  Have not been able to check it on a PC yet.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #541 on: December 15, 2017, 09:41:52 PM »

Are signs being changed out (finally) in Tennessee?

https://www.tn.gov/tdot/news/2017/12/13/west-tn-lane-closure-report.html

(On the TN SmartWay maps, the construction notice says completion expected by 30 April.)
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #542 on: December 15, 2017, 11:02:34 PM »

As of today, Google Maps has added the newly opened section of I-269 in Mississippi.

At least in the app on my iPhone...

Also on my iPad.  Have not been able to check it on a PC yet.

Shows up on my PC. Nice to see they got my message ;)
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #543 on: December 15, 2017, 11:27:21 PM »

As of today, Google Maps has added the newly opened section of I-269 in Mississippi.

At least in the app on my iPhone...

Also on my iPad.  Have not been able to check it on a PC yet.

Shows up on my PC. Nice to see they got my message ;)

Yes it is. I emailed them earlier this week about it. Here is the email I got back from google maps.
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Thank you
Your suggestion is being reviewed. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.
We'll let you know once the changes are published.

I-269
Your suggestion
Other   I-269 is now open to Miss. Hwy 305. yet it still shows it ending at Hwy 302.

Edited on Dec 13, 2017 ∑ In review
Keep exploring,
The Google Maps team
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #544 on: December 16, 2017, 12:31:25 AM »

Here is a picture from a new stretch of I-269. This is between Byhalia and MS 302.



and another picture of I 269 north bound.

« Last Edit: December 16, 2017, 12:39:23 AM by jamierazorback »
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #545 on: December 16, 2017, 05:31:30 PM »

Is there a reason why they still post MS 304?  I'd truncate it to where it joins I-69.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #546 on: December 17, 2017, 02:37:38 AM »

I had the opportunity to drive the section from I-22 to MS 302 this evening. Nothing terribly exciting to report, although the control city southbound/westbound is covered up on the signs at the I-22 interchange; as expected, the northbound/eastbound control city is Collierville. There wasn't much traffic - not surprising, since this section isn't terribly useful for traffic not headed to Collierville or other parts of east Shelby County.

Also, while I-269 does show up on Google Maps, the routing engine on their Android app doesn't yet think it exists - although it works fine in Waze.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #547 on: December 17, 2017, 07:59:16 AM »

Quote from: vdeane
Is there a reason why they still post MS 304?

Was planned/designed as MS 304, and began construction west of I-55 as such.  "I-269" and "I-69" are newcomers.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #548 on: December 18, 2017, 12:29:03 PM »

It will be interesting to see Picts of the I-22/269 interchange.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #549 on: December 18, 2017, 12:47:57 PM »

and another picture of I 269 north bound.



I love this photo so much.
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