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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #425 on: November 08, 2017, 02:26:05 PM »

If Miss. does plan on keeping I-22 ending at I-269 long term, I wonder if they will turn hwy 78 into I-222 from state line to I-22/I269 interchange (this would require some bridge work to get up to interstate standards along the way I believe on hwy 78) or post To I-22 shields heading East on Hwy 78?
I-222 is already reserved for The I-22/I-422 connector near Birmingham. How about 622 or 822? Personally, I would leave it as US 78.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #426 on: November 08, 2017, 02:37:06 PM »

I-222 is already reserved for The I-22/I-422 connector near Birmingham. How about 622 or 822? Personally, I would leave it as US 78.

In Alabama, which, despite all outward appearances, is a different state.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #427 on: November 12, 2017, 01:57:32 PM »

Kinda confused,(don't have a reliable map), so when the new segment opens, will it be from the I-22 cloverleaf up to the recently completed/open segment, or just a random portion?
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« Reply #428 on: November 12, 2017, 02:13:50 PM »

Kinda confused,(don't have a reliable map), so when the new segment opens, will it be from the I-22 cloverleaf up to the recently completed/open segment, or just a random portion?
According to the latest article Iíve seen about it, the section from MS 305 (just west of the 22 interchange) to MS 302 (the currently opened section) will open sometime this month.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #429 on: November 12, 2017, 03:03:29 PM »

Kinda confused,(don't have a reliable map), so when the new segment opens, will it be from the I-22 cloverleaf up to the recently completed/open segment, or just a random portion?
According to the latest article Iíve seen about it, the section from MS 305 (just west of the 22 interchange) to MS 302 (the currently opened section) will open sometime this month.
Yes, that's correct. May of 2018 we should see I-269 from I-22 to MS 305 open. In October of 2018, the entire portion of I-269 in Miss. should be open.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #430 on: November 14, 2017, 01:52:54 PM »

This is the latest article I have seen on I-269:

http://www.desototimes.com/news/i--nearing-final-completion-for-desoto-county/article_198a7666-9353-11e7-8d40-87750584e082.html

I-269 nearing final completion for DeSoto County
By ROBERT LEE LONG Community Editor Sep 6, 2017

Mitch Turner, Northern District Engineer for the Mississippi Department of Transportation, told members of the Rotary Club of Hernando Wednesday that the good news ahead for DeSoto County is that the long-awaited I-269 project is nearing completion.

"This project was started more than 10 years ago," Turner said. "After right-of-way acquisition, we were finally able to move some dirt and build bridges," adding the total project consists of seven different projects within the corridor, designed to be part of the new "superhighway" between Mexico and Canada.

Turner said the total price tag of I-69/I-269 will top $710 million.

"Through a lot of leadership and help here in DeSoto and Marshall counties, and with a lot of bonding (indebtedness), you were able to push it through," he said. "It was foresight from the people in DeSoto County that made it possible."

Additionally, the newly rebuilt Coldwater River Bridge between Hernando and Senatobia could be open as early as December.

I-69 proper, which was opened to traffic in 2006, begins at Tunica and goes to Hernando and will traverse up Interstate 55 through Memphis. I-269 begins at I-55 in Hernando and will connect with Tenn. Highway 385, or the Bill Morris Parkway, in Collierville.

A portion of I-269 is complete from the Marshall County line to Hwy. 302.

Portions through Lewisburg to Hernando remain to be completed. Paving is underway.

The paved portion of I-269 east of 305 into Marshall County will be open this November.

The portion that begins just west of I-55 through Lewisburg is expected to be completed by May of 2018.

"By this time next year, we hope to have I-269 open to traffic," Turner said.

Turner said the project includes 100 lane miles and more than 56 bridges, in addition to rights-of-way to mow and maintain.

Closer to home, the newly-rebuilt Coldwater River Bridge is finally getting closer to opening, according to Turner.

"It's 1,000 feet longer, taller in the air and wider, so there shouldn't be safety issues," Turner said.
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« Reply #431 on: November 14, 2017, 01:59:15 PM »

This is the latest article I have seen on I-269:

http://www.desototimes.com/news/i--nearing-final-completion-for-desoto-county/article_198a7666-9353-11e7-8d40-87750584e082.html

I-269 nearing final completion for DeSoto County
By ROBERT LEE LONG Community Editor Sep 6, 2017

Mitch Turner, Northern District Engineer for the Mississippi Department of Transportation, told members of the Rotary Club of Hernando Wednesday that the good news ahead for DeSoto County is that the long-awaited I-269 project is nearing completion.

"This project was started more than 10 years ago," Turner said. "After right-of-way acquisition, we were finally able to move some dirt and build bridges," adding the total project consists of seven different projects within the corridor, designed to be part of the new "superhighway" between Mexico and Canada.

Turner said the total price tag of I-69/I-269 will top $710 million.

"Through a lot of leadership and help here in DeSoto and Marshall counties, and with a lot of bonding (indebtedness), you were able to push it through," he said. "It was foresight from the people in DeSoto County that made it possible."

Additionally, the newly rebuilt Coldwater River Bridge between Hernando and Senatobia could be open as early as December.

I-69 proper, which was opened to traffic in 2006, begins at Tunica and goes to Hernando and will traverse up Interstate 55 through Memphis. I-269 begins at I-55 in Hernando and will connect with Tenn. Highway 385, or the Bill Morris Parkway, in Collierville.

A portion of I-269 is complete from the Marshall County line to Hwy. 302.

Portions through Lewisburg to Hernando remain to be completed. Paving is underway.

The paved portion of I-269 east of 305 into Marshall County will be open this November.

The portion that begins just west of I-55 through Lewisburg is expected to be completed by May of 2018.

"By this time next year, we hope to have I-269 open to traffic," Turner said.

Turner said the project includes 100 lane miles and more than 56 bridges, in addition to rights-of-way to mow and maintain.

Closer to home, the newly-rebuilt Coldwater River Bridge is finally getting closer to opening, according to Turner.

"It's 1,000 feet longer, taller in the air and wider, so there shouldn't be safety issues," Turner said.

Yes, that was the one I was referring to. Hopefully it is accurate.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #432 on: November 14, 2017, 06:49:39 PM »

That's great to hear on the link from IH 22 To IH 55. Hopefully there are a few restaurants and Truck Stops. With that in mind is there an ordinance of tall billboard advertising in that area. I rarely see any large ads for the Tunica Area
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #433 on: November 15, 2017, 01:33:13 PM »

That's great to hear on the link from IH 22 To IH 55. Hopefully there are a few restaurants and Truck Stops. With that in mind is there an ordinance of tall billboard advertising in that area. I rarely see any large ads for the Tunica Area

I-22 will not have a link to I-69/I-55 until next spring.  The part opening this month is from MS 305 East to I-22 and then North East to MS 309 and then North to MS 302 where it meets the existing portion of I-269, which will then connect to I-40.

https://www.google.com/maps/@34.9128552,-89.7394739,13597m/data=!3m1!1e3
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« Reply #434 on: November 15, 2017, 03:20:45 PM »



I returned to the same area yesterday to see if anything new had been done yet. It appears that the inside shoulder has been striped in both directions. All that is left now are some exit gores and the signs. Speaking of which, all of the posts appear to have been installed and you can see in the first picture (barely) one of the first signs being installed! You canít tell in the picture, but it was a standard rural MS freeway speed limit sign (speed limit 70/minimum 40). Excited to see this open soon! Photos taken 11/14.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #435 on: November 15, 2017, 03:35:19 PM »

It'd be nice if this opened by Saturday so I could take advantage of it on my Thanksgiving trip to Memphis, but somehow I doubt it given the lack of publicity about an opening date.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #436 on: November 15, 2017, 06:12:18 PM »

Wow. That maybe one of the most rural outer perimeter interstates I've seen. I hope development follows the opening within the new year or so
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« Reply #437 on: November 15, 2017, 11:10:09 PM »


I was driving on MS 309 this afternoon and look what I found!  Barely managed to get this photo while driving through.  Apparently one day is enough for them to install signs, which actually makes sense (unlike a lot of other road construction project time frames) :-D
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #438 on: November 16, 2017, 12:40:20 AM »

Wow. That maybe one of the most rural outer perimeter interstates I've seen. I hope development follows the opening within the new year or so

Right!  That's what we need -- more exurban development.  Better to infill first before slapping down tracts next to an outer loop.  The pictures show a nice new road through a very nice-looking area; let's enjoy the open area while we all can before developers carve up the region!
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #439 on: November 16, 2017, 12:50:57 AM »

So if this all opens next fall 2018, I may be hosting a road meet on this one around that time, my first hosted road meet in 2012 focused on some of the construction of this interstate.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #440 on: November 16, 2017, 02:06:07 AM »

So if this all opens next fall 2018, I may be hosting a road meet on this one around that time, my first hosted road meet in 2012 focused on some of the construction of this interstate.
From the pictures taken today, I believe this road (or a good section of I-269) will open before the fall.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #441 on: November 16, 2017, 06:41:55 AM »

Wow. That maybe one of the most rural outer perimeter interstates I've seen. I hope development follows the opening within the new year or so

Right!  That's what we need -- more exurban development.  Better to infill first before slapping down tracts next to an outer loop.  The pictures show a nice new road through a very nice-looking area; let's enjoy the open area while we all can before developers carve up the region!

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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #442 on: November 17, 2017, 10:19:38 PM »

While most of the small signs are in place it looks like there's still substantial work to be done at I-22 as of tonight: no overhead signs or advance BGSes are in place, the mainline striping is incomplete, etc.

Nothing that couldn't be knocked out in a few days (unless the posts for BGSes still need to be installed, since it'll take longer to cure the concrete - it was too dark to tell) but since it's likely MDOT told them not to do any work that might disrupt traffic Thanksgiving week I doubt it will open by the end of the month unless they plan to post some temporary signs.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #443 on: Today at 01:51:29 AM »

I received this email today from TDOT about I-22 connecting into Memphis and re signing I-269 in Tennessee. The first part was left out for the most part. Here is the email....

Jamie,
 
Thank you for your interest in the transportation system of the state of Tennessee.  The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) appreciates your concerns regarding the transportation system linking Memphis, TN with Birmingham, AL.  Included in the October 6, 2017 TDOT letting was a project for the installation of signs on the I-269 corridor from the Tennessee/Mississippi state-line to  S.R. 1 (U.S 70/79) north of I-40 in Shelby County, TN. This project will involve resigning existing S.R. 385 along this corridor. The project was awarded to Superior Traffic Control with a bid price of $589,553.30. The work for this project should begin within the next few months.
 
The purpose of the I-69 corridor is to link the US/Mexico border in southern Texas with the US/Canada border in Michigan. I-269 will serve as a  bypass around the east side of Memphis, TN for continuous traffic on I-69. A connection with I-22 will allow for several different traffic routes into and out of Memphis and surrounding areas.
 
If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact me.  My contact information is listed below.
 
Sincerely,
 
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Rachel Webb, P.E. | C.E. Manager 2
TDOT Region 4 Project Development
Building A, First Floor
300 Benchmark Place, Jackson, TN  38301
p.  731-935-0141       f. 731-935-0161
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