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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #325 on: August 20, 2016, 09:22:08 AM »

Did some digging and found some I-269 MDOT signage plans.
Interesting. If nothing else it verifies that the I-22 interchange is supposed to be a complete interchange (so who knows what happened with the grading...).

Google Maps has updated its imagery in the Memphis area and the "missing" ramps are missing no more.*

*Although, at second glance, how to get from WB I-269 to NB I-22 and from NB I-22 to EB I-269?
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #326 on: August 20, 2016, 04:44:09 PM »

Did some digging and found some I-269 MDOT signage plans.
Interesting. If nothing else it verifies that the I-22 interchange is supposed to be a complete interchange (so who knows what happened with the grading...).

Google Maps has updated its imagery in the Memphis area and the "missing" ramps are missing no more.*

*Although, at second glance, how to get from WB I-269 to NB I-22 and from NB I-22 to EB I-269?
Very strange; the plans clearly include these ramps, so where are they?

Various folks in this forum have called for routing I-22 concurrent with I-269 to reach I-55/I-69. This design rules that out, since it would require a high speed flyover from I-22 WB to I-269 WB.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #327 on: August 20, 2016, 07:03:09 PM »

Various folks in this forum have called for routing I-22 concurrent with I-269 to reach I-55/I-69. This design rules that out, since it would require a high speed flyover from I-22 WB to I-269 WB.
Just like there's a flyover taking I-69 north onto I-55 north. Oh wait.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #328 on: August 20, 2016, 11:47:10 PM »

Various folks in this forum have called for routing I-22 concurrent with I-269 to reach I-55/I-69. This design rules that out, since it would require a high speed flyover from I-22 WB to I-269 WB.
Just like there's a flyover taking I-69 north onto I-55 north. Oh wait.

There actually should be, IMO. A one-lane loop ramp is no way to carry a major Interstate corridor.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #329 on: August 21, 2016, 01:03:20 AM »

Just like there's a flyover taking I-69 north onto I-55 north. Oh wait.

There actually should be, IMO. A one-lane loop ramp is no way to carry a major Interstate corridor.
I-69 between Shreveport and Memphis? A major Interstate corridor? Ha.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #330 on: August 21, 2016, 02:11:56 AM »

Yeah, it's not like the world's second largest cargo airport is at one end of that route or anything.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #331 on: August 21, 2016, 03:22:31 AM »

It looks like those two ramps have not yet been graded.  If you look at the C-D bridges north of I-22/US 78, they both begin to "flare out" before the ground area.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #332 on: August 21, 2016, 03:59:43 AM »

Yeah, it's not like the world's second largest cargo airport is at one end of that route or anything.
And there will be soooo much cargo on the twisty indirect I-69 across Arkansas.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #333 on: August 21, 2016, 07:08:21 AM »

Just like there's a flyover taking I-69 north onto I-55 north. Oh wait.
There actually should be, IMO. A one-lane loop ramp is no way to carry a major Interstate corridor.
I-69 between Shreveport and Memphis? A major Interstate corridor? Ha.


I-69 between Shreveport and Memphis? Probably not. I-69 between Houston/South Texas and Indy? Definitely.

Either build the flyovers or shift I-69 to I-269/TN 385. Oh, wait, isn't that what you advocate for all major city Interstates to go around cities?

The point remains, though, that a one-lane loop ramp isn't the most desirable movement for TOTSO's. When/if I-69 is actually competed between Houston and Memphis, that needs to be corrected.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #334 on: August 21, 2016, 08:03:57 AM »

The need for anything like that is so far down the road (pun intended) that there's no harm in them building what they did for the current and near-future term (likely for the next 20-30 years, for that matter).
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #335 on: August 21, 2016, 11:14:53 AM »

Did some digging and found some I-269 MDOT signage plans.
Interesting. If nothing else it verifies that the I-22 interchange is supposed to be a complete interchange (so who knows what happened with the grading...).

Google Maps has updated its imagery in the Memphis area and the "missing" ramps are missing no more.*

*Although, at second glance, how to get from WB I-269 to NB I-22 and from NB I-22 to EB I-269?

Maybe they are expecting people to do a triple loop there till they decide to do the rest of the grading? LOL.

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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #336 on: August 21, 2016, 01:27:54 PM »

Did some digging and found some I-269 MDOT signage plans.
Interesting. If nothing else it verifies that the I-22 interchange is supposed to be a complete interchange (so who knows what happened with the grading...).

Google Maps has updated its imagery in the Memphis area and the "missing" ramps are missing no more.*

*Although, at second glance, how to get from WB I-269 to NB I-22 and from NB I-22 to EB I-269?
Very strange; the plans clearly include these ramps, so where are they?

Various folks in this forum have called for routing I-22 concurrent with I-269 to reach I-55/I-69. This design rules that out, since it would require a high speed flyover from I-22 WB to I-269 WB.

The signage plans posted upthread indicate that these ramps will be in place when the road opens, so I guess the remaining grading will take place in the paving contract. The bridges for the C/D roads that cross MS 178 and the BNSF railroad do indicate where those missing ramps would tie into the C/D roads.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #337 on: August 27, 2016, 08:58:45 AM »

The Notice indicates that the completion date will be "Contractor Determined". It will be interesting to see how close that date will be to October 2018, the current projected completion date.

This Aug. 24 MDOT News Release still projects Fall 2018 as the date when I-269 in Mississippi will be open to traffic:

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·         Interstate 269 in DeSoto and Marshall Counties
Construction of the Interstate 269 project continues and is on schedule in North Mississippi. The Interstate 269 project is the largest active MDOT construction project in the state. Dirt and bridge work for the entire Interstate 269 corridor has been completed. The next phase of the project involves two separate paving projects, the largest of which has been let to contract, and work has already begun. The second paving project is scheduled to be let in September. MDOT expects Interstate to be ready for traffic in the fall of 2018.
The first section of Interstate 269, from Mississippi 302 to the Tennessee state line in Marshall County, was opened to traffic on October 23, 2015.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #338 on: August 27, 2016, 11:33:02 AM »

It looks like those two ramps have not yet been graded.  If you look at the C-D bridges north of I-22/US 78, they both begin to "flare out" before the ground area.

When I drove through there in early July, it looked like all the grading was complete for a cloverleaf with C/D roads.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #339 on: August 29, 2016, 09:34:51 AM »

I know that paving contracts have been let, but have they started the final grading and paving of any portion of I-269 from I-55 to the completed section?
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #340 on: August 29, 2016, 12:42:18 PM »

I know that paving contracts have been let, but have they started the final grading and paving of any portion of I-269 from I-55 to the completed section?

All of the grading and bridges (with the exception of a few ramps at the I-22/269 interchange) are finished along I-269 in Mississippi.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #341 on: August 29, 2016, 04:44:19 PM »

Interstate 269 will likely be completes long before any more of 69 is built in Mississippi and/or Tennessee (between Memphis and Interstate 155, that is).
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #342 on: September 13, 2016, 09:02:00 PM »

MDOT has the next pavement project for I-269 (from I-55 to MS 305) coming up in this month's letting. http://sp.mdot.ms.gov/Contract%20Administration/BidSystems/Pages/letting%20calendar.aspx
This Aug. 24 MDOT News Release
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The second paving project is scheduled to be let in September. MDOT expects Interstate to be ready for traffic in the fall of 2018.

MDOT's Sept. 13 Award Lettings page includes the second and final I-269 paving project from MS 305 to I-55:



Still on schedule.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #343 on: November 01, 2016, 10:57:52 AM »

MDOT has the next pavement project for I-269 (from I-55 to MS 305) coming up in this month's letting. http://sp.mdot.ms.gov/Contract%20Administration/BidSystems/Pages/letting%20calendar.aspx
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The second paving project is scheduled to be let in September. MDOT expects Interstate to be ready for traffic in the fall of 2018.

MDOT's Sept. 13 Award Lettings page includes the second and final I-269 paving project from MS 305 to I-55:



Still on schedule.
Are you saying they are going to open that up next?
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #344 on: November 01, 2016, 11:57:37 AM »

MDOT's Sept. 13 Award Lettings page includes the second and final I-269 paving project from MS 305 to I-55:

Still on schedule.
Are you saying they are going to open that up next?

My understanding is that the current plan is to open the MS 302 to MS 305 section and the MS 305 to I-55 section at the same time, which is estimated to be Fall 2018.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #345 on: November 01, 2016, 03:17:22 PM »

MDOT's Sept. 13 Award Lettings page includes the second and final I-269 paving project from MS 305 to I-55:

Still on schedule.
Are you saying they are going to open that up next?

My understanding is that the current plan is to open the MS 302 to MS 305 section and the MS 305 to I-55 section at the same time, which is estimated to be Fall 2018.
Oh cool! I'm wondering if TDOT will remove SR 385 north of I-40, because I-269 doesn't end at another Interstate, but then there's the south end.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #346 on: November 01, 2016, 04:40:16 PM »

Oh cool! I'm wondering if TDOT will remove SR 385 north of I-40, because I-269 doesn't end at another Interstate, but then there's the south end.

I-269 was authorized (AASHTO Spring 2016 meeting) only as far north as I-40, so it's likely TN 385 from I-40 to US 51 will stay where it is for the time being.  AFAIK, I-269 and TN 385 will be co-signed over their multiplex. 
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #347 on: November 01, 2016, 05:17:27 PM »

That makes sense. Interstate 269 should not be extended along the rest of TN 385 until it connects with the yet-to-be-constructed segment of Interstate 69 between Memphis and Interstate 155.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #348 on: November 01, 2016, 09:41:03 PM »

That makes sense. Interstate 269 should not be extended along the rest of TN 385 unless it connects with the highly-unlikely-to-be-constructed segment of Interstate 69 between Memphis and Interstate 155.

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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #349 on: November 01, 2016, 09:44:45 PM »

I'm curious to know what is going on, in the northern area (north of IH 40) of the development of 269? Has anyone heard anything since Kentucky got the OK to proceed with their development of I-69. Isn't the area around Millington protected because of the Naval base? I only go to that area once a year now...
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