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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #925 on: August 12, 2021, 01:09:38 PM »

OT, man a Buc'ees would look good in all that undeveloped area in NW Mississippi between IH 55 and IH 22. Those gas stations bring plenty of jobs...

If a Buc'ees goes in anywhere it'd be on I-40 in AR. Much more traffic there than I-55, 22 or 269. Now if 269 crossed the river and ended at I-40, that'd be a good location.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #926 on: August 12, 2021, 02:21:56 PM »

One of those in the West Memphis, Forrest City area, I would have no problem with, That is one of the more depressed areas in the south, IMO
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #927 on: August 13, 2021, 09:17:35 PM »

I think West Memphis would be the best spot (it looks like there's tons of space for development near the Southland Casino, that would be a good spot, heck, there's even frontage roads like in Texas right there), as it would catch both I-40 and I-55 traffic. Putting it further west I think kinda goes against Buc-ee's mission as a lot of that I-40 traffic is trucks, which Buc-ee's does not allow. That being said, one could totally work at the I-40/AR-1 interchange outside Forrest City.

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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #928 on: August 14, 2021, 05:39:12 PM »

That is a damn good idea! I forgot about the casino over there. That stretch of IH 40/55 has been run down for 4+ decades. That area needs improvement in the worse way!
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #929 on: December 21, 2021, 10:31:28 AM »

Just heard that a Whataburger will be opening next summer in Southaven, off Goodman Road and Getwell! Can't wait for this! Hopefully a Bucee's is Built off of 269 in the upcoming years. Those facilities bring lots of jobs to the local area, IMO.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #930 on: December 21, 2021, 12:19:24 PM »

I think West Memphis would be the best spot.
Lots of crime in West Memphis though. I wouldn't be stopping there, even if there was a Buc-ee's.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #931 on: December 23, 2021, 11:53:59 PM »

I think West Memphis would be the best spot.
Lots of crime in West Memphis though. I wouldn't be stopping there, even if there was a Buc-ee's.

Memphis will eventually get a 3rd bridge south of the I-55 bridge for an outer bypass.  Wherever that ties back into I-40 west of/at Lehi is where something like that would likely come to pass.  Everyone's just holding their breath to see where they'll eventually build the 3rd bridge.  Memphis just cannot be ignored in perpetuity, although I certainly avoid it like the plague.  Took I-530/US-65 to Lake Village and popped over to US-61 down to Jackson to avoid Memphis going down to the Pascagoula area to visit my snowbirding folks for an early Christmas, and came back I-10/I-12/US-190/I-49/US-71/I-49 to keep from driving back with the sun in my eyes.  Couple of good 100+ mile middle stretches both ways to get my 14 year old son some practice behind the wheel now that he's 14 and has his instruction permit after just passing his written test this past week.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #932 on: December 25, 2021, 01:01:56 AM »

I think West Memphis would be the best spot.
Lots of crime in West Memphis though. I wouldn't be stopping there, even if there was a Buc-ee's.

Memphis will eventually get a 3rd bridge south of the I-55 bridge for an outer bypass.  Wherever that ties back into I-40 west of/at Lehi is where something like that would likely come to pass.  Everyone's just holding their breath to see where they'll eventually build the 3rd bridge.  Memphis just cannot be ignored in perpetuity, although I certainly avoid it like the plague.  Took I-530/US-65 to Lake Village and popped over to US-61 down to Jackson to avoid Memphis going down to the Pascagoula area to visit my snowbirding folks for an early Christmas, and came back I-10/I-12/US-190/I-49/US-71/I-49 to keep from driving back with the sun in my eyes.  Couple of good 100+ mile middle stretches both ways to get my 14 year old son some practice behind the wheel now that he's 14 and has his instruction permit after just passing his written test this past week.

Only if I-269 (currently TN 385) will get extended from I-69 to I-55 eventually
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #933 on: December 27, 2021, 01:16:07 PM »

I think West Memphis would be the best spot.
Lots of crime in West Memphis though. I wouldn't be stopping there, even if there was a Buc-ee's.

Memphis will eventually get a 3rd bridge south of the I-55 bridge for an outer bypass.  Wherever that ties back into I-40 west of/at Lehi is where something like that would likely come to pass.  Everyone's just holding their breath to see where they'll eventually build the 3rd bridge.  Memphis just cannot be ignored in perpetuity, although I certainly avoid it like the plague.

I don't see it happening unless a major infusion of federal cash comes in, and MS and AR (and/or TN) work together to make it happen. Planning isn't anywhere near far enough to qualify for funding from the infrastructure bill.
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