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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #750 on: October 22, 2018, 09:44:53 PM »

Just saw a posting from Southaven officials that the I-269 ribbon-cutting will be Friday, October 26 at 10:00am.

Which end? I may try to go.

At Getwell Rd exit


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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #751 on: October 22, 2018, 09:55:07 PM »

Just saw a posting from Southaven officials that the I-269 ribbon-cutting will be Friday, October 26 at 10:00am.

Which end? I may try to go.

At Getwell Rd exit



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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #752 on: October 25, 2018, 12:28:21 PM »

The assumption of the Lamar Corridor Study was that I-269 would be completed by 2030 ... which certainly leaves open the possibility that I-269 could be completed well before that date.
I emailed MDOT and asked them if they had a current estimated completion date for Mississippi's part of I-269.  It looks like 2020 is the current best guess.  MDOT's response (the District 2 Engineer):

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The project is broken into 4 segments. The 4th segment is currently under construction. The remaining 3 segments are anticipated to under construction in the next 2 to 4 years . The completion will be in phases ranging between 2014 to 2020. These dates are approximate due to ROW and utility constraints on the 3 segments not under construction.
As far as the signing, it will be I-269/304 for the entire corridor.

Found the above on Page 3 of this thread.  Beat it by two years...
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #753 on: October 26, 2018, 09:57:39 AM »

1 more hour  :D
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #754 on: October 26, 2018, 01:48:54 PM »

It opened to traffic sometime in the last hour.  The Road closed sign in the MDOT camera looking South on I-55 at the loop to I-269 just came down with in the last hour or so. 

Watching MDOT workers pick up the orange barrels as I type  (really slow Friday at work).

Traffic is steady, but light.  None of the MDOT electronic signs are Referencing the open interstate like they were with the opening of the previous stretch of I-269, yet...

Update: "I-269 NOW OPEN TO I-55" now posted on electronic signs.
« Last Edit: October 26, 2018, 02:05:15 PM by GreenLanternCorps »
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #755 on: October 26, 2018, 05:02:20 PM »

Any trailblazer I-22 signage on I-55 (in either direction) approaching the I-269 interchange? 
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #756 on: October 26, 2018, 10:56:56 PM »

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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #757 on: October 26, 2018, 11:38:39 PM »

Approximately 200 people showed up for the ribbon cutting. The road itself was open just after Noon, though MDOT was still pulling down the black plastic covering the signs. Some overhead signs are still greened out, but I guess they'll fix that in a few days.

269 runs approximately 26 miles in Mississippi,  with mileposts resetting at the Tennessee State Line. 269 reverts to TN 385 just north of I-40. I'm told TNDOT has signs on order and will finish the transition sometime next year.  There is two state named shields for I-269 in Mississippi (not counting exit signs): MS 302 for NB 269, NB 269 just past 302. 269 in Mississppi is co-signed with MS 304 the entire route, ending st the state line.

For those who asked, there's no I-22 signage along I-55.



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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #758 on: October 27, 2018, 01:16:25 AM »

For those who asked, there's no I-22 signage along I-55.

Now that's just plain stupid -- considering the time & money spent on upgrading US 78 to I-22.  MSDOT will be getting a very pointed email within a few days!
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #759 on: October 27, 2018, 10:01:21 AM »

69 reverts to TN 385 just north of I-40. I'm told TNDOT has signs on order and will finish the transition sometime next year.

Has I-269 been approved for the northern segment of 385?  I thought AASHTO had only approved 269 up to I-40.

When I asked the relevant TDOT engineer about 385 last year, they were reported to be planning no changes until there's an I-69 to connect to, which seems to be many years away.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #760 on: October 27, 2018, 10:41:42 AM »

For those who asked, there's no I-22 signage along I-55.

Now that's just plain stupid -- considering the time & money spent on upgrading US 78 to I-22.  MSDOT will be getting a very pointed email within a few days!

Agreed, in the Cincinnati area I-275 is marked with the next interstate or major highway in each direction. 
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #761 on: October 28, 2018, 10:59:37 PM »

For those who asked, there's no I-22 signage along I-55.

Now that's just plain stupid -- considering the time & money spent on upgrading US 78 to I-22.  MSDOT will be getting a very pointed email within a few days!

Agreed, in the Cincinnati area I-275 is marked with the next interstate or major highway in each direction. 

Considering what ODOT is doing to I-270, around C-bus; don't expect to see any control cities, routes, or destinations, on I-275 much longer.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #762 on: October 28, 2018, 11:34:39 PM »

For those who asked, there's no I-22 signage along I-55.

Now that's just plain stupid -- considering the time & money spent on upgrading US 78 to I-22.  MSDOT will be getting a very pointed email within a few days!
INDOT does not sign I-69 from I-70 near Indy either.  Of course with I-69 soon to be on its eastern end of the 465 loop that will change, but do not count on control cities.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #763 on: October 29, 2018, 02:06:19 AM »

For those who asked, there's no I-22 signage along I-55.

Now that's just plain stupid -- considering the time & money spent on upgrading US 78 to I-22.  MSDOT will be getting a very pointed email within a few days!

Agreed, in the Cincinnati area I-275 is marked with the next interstate or major highway in each direction. 

Considering what ODOT is doing to I-270, around C-bus; don't expect to see any control cities, routes, or destinations, on I-275 much longer.

I suppose that change will only affect the interchanges in Ohio; those in KY would stay the same?  If those follow the "next trunk Interstate junction" standard as controls, there would be the oddly ironic situation of I-71 being the control for CCW/outer I-275 at its KY junction with, well, I-71!  Somehow I doubt that's the actual case!
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #764 on: October 30, 2018, 03:02:51 PM »

I'm sorry if I missed it, but does anybody know what control city is displayed for I-269 NORTH for drivers who are southbound on I-55 coming out of Memphis. I would hope it's Birmingham or Tupelo. But given the above discussion about the lack of I-22 trailblazers, I'm guessing it's Collierville.  :-/
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #765 on: October 30, 2018, 03:46:28 PM »

I'm sorry if I missed it, but does anybody know what control city is displayed for I-269 NORTH for drivers who are southbound on I-55 coming out of Memphis. I would hope it's Birmingham or Tupelo. But given the above discussion about the lack of I-22 trailblazers, I'm guessing it's Collierville.  :-/

Along US 78, 269 is posted for Collierville. When I was there Friday, everything along I-55 was still greened out for 269/304.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #766 on: October 31, 2018, 01:57:21 PM »

Google maps is now showing I-269 as open.

The map on my iPhone is also showing it as open.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #767 on: October 31, 2018, 06:26:49 PM »

Google maps is now showing I-269 as open.

The map on my iPhone is also showing it as open.

I contacted Google about 2 weeks ago and told them it was open (knowing it would take at least a week to fix it ;) )

I also contacted Here maps with an exit list :)
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #768 on: November 01, 2018, 12:14:10 AM »

Google maps is now showing I-269 as open.

The map on my iPhone is also showing it as open.

I contacted Google about 2 weeks ago and told them it was open (knowing it would take at least a week to fix it ;) )

I also contacted Here maps with an exit list :)

I hate to say it, but do you know how Google knows?

When Android phones start traversing the route regularly that is on a lat-long not recorded in their maps database.  Throws out an exception because people are now driving where they (Google) had no road before.

This is also how Google "knows" a road reopens.

Another way is Google Maps will throw up an alert asking if the way you traveled is open.

This happened to me during the Meramec River flooding which caused I-44 to close temporarily.  Maps still showed the road closed, but it had just been opened by MoDOT and Maps pinged me to validate that the road was in fact open. About 15m later the closed symbols on maps fell off.

The amount of data Google collects is pretty astounding, especially on road use.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #769 on: November 01, 2018, 01:12:06 AM »

Google maps is now showing I-269 as open.

The map on my iPhone is also showing it as open.

This is probably the last new stretch of Interstate highway to open in mid-America for a while.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #770 on: November 01, 2018, 03:15:57 AM »

Based on the few pictures I can find, it looks like MS handled the I-22/269 interchange kinda barebones regarding lighting and signage. Wish I could find some pictures with signage besides the END/BEGIN I-22 signs. Gantries, etc.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #771 on: November 01, 2018, 07:18:40 AM »

Google maps is now showing I-269 as open.

The map on my iPhone is also showing it as open.

This is probably the last new stretch of Interstate highway to open in mid-America for a while.

Let's hope that statement is incorrect as regards the I-49 MO/AR Bella Vista connection -- at least in the near term.  Moving forward, there's the other MO/AR connection, I-57, and somewhat north of I-269 itself, parent I-69, or at least the portion from KY south to I-155.  Curiously, those three projects cross state lines at approximately the same basic latitude!  Other than those, pretty much everything else in the region is way down the line!
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #772 on: November 01, 2018, 09:49:40 AM »

Quote from: US71
I also contacted Here maps with an exit list

Could you share the exit numbers you observed?
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #773 on: November 01, 2018, 10:01:08 AM »

This is probably the last new stretch of Interstate highway to open in mid-America for a while.

Let's hope that statement is incorrect as regards the I-49 MO/AR Bella Vista connection -- at least in the near term.  Moving forward, there's the other MO/AR connection, I-57, and somewhat north of I-269 itself, parent I-69, or at least the portion from KY south to I-155.  Curiously, those three projects cross state lines at approximately the same basic latitude!  Other than those, pretty much everything else in the region is way down the line!

I'd like to be incorrect, but funds seem to be the sticking point for all the states involved unless one of them in particular for 2 of those roads votes next week to tax themselves like we did in a few years back.  If we can do it here given our GDP, then there's hope that others will see the light as well and invest in their infrastructure.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #774 on: November 01, 2018, 12:25:24 PM »

Quote from: US71
I also contacted Here maps with an exit list

Could you share the exit numbers you observed?


Here we go:
Exit Numbers (Mississippi)
   
1A   I-55 South
1B   I-55 North, I-69 North
3   Getwell Rd
5   Laughter Rd
7   Craft Rd
9   MS 305
13   Red Banks Rd
16A    East I-72 , East US 78
16B   West US 78
18   MS 309
23   MS 302
26   TN State Line

Exit Numbers Reset (Tennessee)
1   US 72
2   TN 385 West
3   TN 57
11   TN 193
15   US 64
18   Donelson Farms Pkway
19A   40 East
19B   40 West
   
269 ENDS   continues as TN 385

I didn't include control cities here, but can provide what I have if needed.

Side note: Tennessee has 2/10 mile markers on 269, Mississippi doesn't.
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