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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #600 on: March 16, 2018, 10:35:30 AM »

The South traffic cameras at I-269 and MS 305 are showing paving operations in the unopened section of 269.

https://www.mdottraffic.com/
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #601 on: March 16, 2018, 09:54:32 PM »

More photos of I-269:


Edit: better quality than the original this time, I-269 at SR 385


New sign at US 70 on ramp to SR 385

I'm a little surprised they didn't use Nashville, under Arlington on the 269 north sign. I was out in Arlington a few weeks ago and the on ramp sign was still 385 North Collierville. So it's good to see they keep making progress.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #602 on: March 18, 2018, 07:12:09 PM »

Without getting into whether Tunica should or shouldn't be a control city, it's fascinating that they used "Miss" after the name. It's pretty obvious why TDOT uses "Jackson Miss" as the I-55 southbound control city to avoid confusion with Jackson, Tenn., which is east of Memphis on I-40.

However, I'm having trouble tracking down another Tunica.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #603 on: April 01, 2018, 06:14:56 PM »

I drove 385 between Arlington and Collierville a couple of hours ago.

As near as I can tell, re-signing work is complete on the highway itself: The 385 reference markers and reassurance shields are gone; 269 reference markers and reassurance shields are up, and exit numbers have been posted.  The only signs I'm unsure of were the attractions/services signs which still read "Next Exit" rather than "Exit ##"...but I don't remember the contract calling for those to be changed.

On Eastbound I-40, the 1 mile advance sign has not been changed (although there are stakes in place which I assume are indications of work to be done by the contractor), but signs at the interchange itself are as specified in the contract.

The little bit of signage I could see from 385 on cross-roads at interchanges still showed 385.

No pictures, unfortunately.  Besides the issues of not wanting to shoot photos while driving, the phone was down to 25% charge, and Idecided to power down until I got to the airport and needed it for boarding pass duty.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #604 on: April 13, 2018, 12:36:02 PM »



New format for exit signs on 269.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #605 on: April 13, 2018, 01:32:54 PM »

Probably cheaper than replacing the entire sign.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #606 on: April 13, 2018, 04:15:09 PM »

How very ALDOT-ish of them...
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #607 on: April 14, 2018, 07:55:54 AM »

Those of you in the Memphis area:  I could use a photo of the guide signage for the I-269 interchange at Red Banks Rd, or whatever they signed it as.  It's the first exit west of I-22/US 78.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #608 on: April 18, 2018, 08:48:08 PM »



New format for exit signs on 269.

VDOT did this back when Virginia switched to a mileage based system for most of its interstates, though something about that I-269 example makes it look quite ugly
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #609 on: April 19, 2018, 08:42:33 PM »

Well, there is West Virginia and this unique format that I can't recall seeing anywhere else (only applied for 3 digit numbers): https://goo.gl/maps/X8Uihe2iaVM2
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #610 on: April 20, 2018, 12:17:36 AM »

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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #611 on: April 20, 2018, 07:38:06 AM »

I-269 set to be complete in September of this year, per MDOT.... http://www.desototimes.com/news/september-target-date-set-for-i--finish/article_31f21ae6-4358-11e8-8fe2-b36d4bcc22ee.html

Good update, though I wished they spent more time describing what needs to be done to I-269 instead of "look at our cool drones".
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #612 on: April 20, 2018, 02:30:33 PM »

That's great. Depending on traffic. I can make it from Atlanta to Memphis in less than 6 hours. It used to be a 8+ hour drive. "I'm Jacked About It!"
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #613 on: April 20, 2018, 04:01:13 PM »

I-269 set to be complete in September of this year, per MDOT.... http://www.desototimes.com/news/september-target-date-set-for-i--finish/article_31f21ae6-4358-11e8-8fe2-b36d4bcc22ee.html

Good update, though I wished they spent more time describing what needs to be done to I-269 instead of "look at our cool drones".

Yeah....that article did drone on...and on...and on............. :sombrero:
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #614 on: April 20, 2018, 06:12:39 PM »

I-269 set to be complete in September of this year, per MDOT.... http://www.desototimes.com/news/september-target-date-set-for-i--finish/article_31f21ae6-4358-11e8-8fe2-b36d4bcc22ee.html

Good update, though I wished they spent more time describing what needs to be done to I-269 instead of "look at our cool drones".

Yeah....that article did drone on...and on...and on............. :sombrero:

That story probably went one of two ways:

1. Tagert gave interesting information we would have wanted to know, and the reporter heard, "road stuff blah blah blah" then heard about drones and asked a hundred questions about them...or

2. Tagert had nothing to share or knew of nothing to share and said, "Oh hey...look at our new cool toys!" and the monkey was pulled off of his back.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #615 on: April 20, 2018, 10:14:06 PM »

I-269 set to be complete in September of this year, per MDOT.... http://www.desototimes.com/news/september-target-date-set-for-i--finish/article_31f21ae6-4358-11e8-8fe2-b36d4bcc22ee.html

So...should we set a date for a I-269 tour (aka Memphis Roadmeet)? Say...The first Saturday in October (Oct. 4th)?
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #616 on: April 21, 2018, 09:57:25 AM »

Oct 4, 2018 is a Thursday.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #617 on: April 21, 2018, 10:24:57 PM »



New format for exit signs on 269.

VDOT did this back when Virginia switched to a mileage based system for most of its interstates, though something about that I-269 example makes it look quite ugly
Thatís how Texas signed exits until recently. Itís ugly because the number is centered; Texas flushes(ed) it left.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #618 on: April 22, 2018, 12:23:53 AM »



New format for exit signs on 269.

VDOT did this back when Virginia switched to a mileage based system for most of its interstates, though something about that I-269 example makes it look quite ugly
Thatís how Texas signed exits until recently. Itís ugly because the number is centered; Texas flushes(ed) it left.

Well, left if it was a left exit, right if the exit was right.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #619 on: April 22, 2018, 10:23:59 PM »

Oct 4, 2018 is a Thursday.
I thought my calendar math was funny. I meant Oct. 6
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Interstate 269
« Reply #620 on: June 16, 2018, 12:10:32 PM »



I believe this is the last of the new I-269 signs to go up on the TN section. This is heading south on SR 385 right before it transitions into 269 before the 40 interchange
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #621 on: June 16, 2018, 09:03:35 PM »

TnDOT needs to be more consistent with the use of raised caps on their newer signs.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #622 on: June 16, 2018, 10:47:43 PM »



I believe this is the last of the new I-269 signs to go up on the TN section. This is heading south on SR 385 right before it transitions into 269 before the 40 interchange

I'm not thrilled with the way they are signing the transition from SR 385 to I-269.  It looks like one has to exit to enter I-269 at the same place where the ramp for I-40 exits.  The '1 MILE' should be replaced with 'AHEAD'.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #623 on: June 16, 2018, 11:00:12 PM »



I believe this is the last of the new I-269 signs to go up on the TN section. This is heading south on SR 385 right before it transitions into 269 before the 40 interchange

I'm not thrilled with the way they are signing the transition from SR 385 to I-269.  It looks like one has to exit to enter I-269 at the same place where the ramp for I-40 exits.  The '1 MILE' should be replaced with 'AHEAD'.

Simply lose the "1 MILE" indicator and it becomes a classic pull-through BGS.  Alternately, they could have placed an APL sign here, since both lanes continue on as I-269.
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #624 on: June 24, 2018, 11:42:55 PM »



I believe this is the last of the new I-269 signs to go up on the TN section. This is heading south on SR 385 right before it transitions into 269 before the 40 interchange

I'm not thrilled with the way they are signing the transition from SR 385 to I-269.  It looks like one has to exit to enter I-269 at the same place where the ramp for I-40 exits.  The '1 MILE' should be replaced with 'AHEAD'.

Simply lose the "1 MILE" indicator and it becomes a classic pull-through BGS.  Alternately, they could have placed an APL sign here, since both lanes continue on as I-269.
Anyone surprised we're not seeing any "To I-22" or Tupelo/Birmingham signs on any stretch of I-269 or connecting major roadways? (I-40, st 385, exc)
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