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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #25 on: July 23, 2009, 04:32:45 PM »

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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #26 on: July 30, 2009, 12:06:49 PM »

Wow I'm in aw, didn't even know that there was a segement of I-69 built in MS, I thought it was in planning and was just built from Michigan to Indiana :clap: :clap: :clap: :) :) :D :sombrero:
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #27 on: August 01, 2009, 01:35:50 AM »

Wow I'm in aw, didn't even know that there was a segement of I-69 built in MS, I thought it was in planning and was just built from Michigan to Indiana :clap: :clap: :clap: :) :) :D :sombrero:

you arent missing a whole lot in Mississippi, it's just a quicker way to get to casinos.   :D
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Re: Interstate 269
« Reply #28 on: August 01, 2009, 06:29:21 PM »

^^ Yeah, pretty much.


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I-269 Memphis
« Reply #29 on: November 10, 2010, 11:14:52 AM »

MDOT appears to be planning on 2012 as start date for I-269 construction: http://m.commercialappeal.com/news/2010/nov/10/contract-will-get-i-69269-plan-rolling/

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The proposed route from Toronto in Canada to Monterrey in Mexico will bisect DeSoto east to west through Hernando, running some 30 miles from the Marshall County line to Tunica County. McDougal said the Mississippi Department of Transportation's timetable calls for obtaining right of way this year and next, with the start of construction in 2012 ...
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Re: I-269 MS; 2012 Construction Start?
« Reply #30 on: November 10, 2010, 01:00:15 PM »

Why, oh freakin' why, do public officials insist on hyperbole??

The actual route of the I-69 extension is only going from the Tex-Mex border to Indianapolis...nowhere else.

And this segment only will run from I-55 to roughly the the Tennessee border.

Maybe Mississippi is just jealous that the Outer Memphis Bypass/I-269 didn't get the full I-69 designation??


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Re: I-269 MS; 2012 Construction Start?
« Reply #31 on: November 10, 2010, 01:40:48 PM »

Although the article talks more about an economic impact study of I-69/I-269, it is good to see that MDOT is anticipating building their portion of the loop in 2012. This bodes well for I-22 as well, since for the time being this loop will provide the other interstate connection needed for I-22 to become a reality..
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Re: I-269 MS; 2012 Construction Start?
« Reply #32 on: November 12, 2010, 06:17:16 PM »

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Why, oh freakin' why, do public officials insist on hyperbole??

The actual route of the I-69 extension is only going from the Tex-Mex border to Indianapolis...nowhere else.

I've seen many of such road project maps where a tiny village is shown as THE crossroad between major continental destinations. They're actually fun!

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Re: I-269 MS; 2012 Construction Start?
« Reply #33 on: November 12, 2010, 07:38:34 PM »

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Why, oh freakin' why, do public officials insist on hyperbole??

The actual route of the I-69 extension is only going from the Tex-Mex border to Indianapolis...nowhere else.

I've seen many of such road project maps where a tiny village is shown as THE crossroad between major continental destinations. They're actually fun!

that's Indiana in general.  Crossroads of America?  Really, when did they annex Chicago?
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Re: I-269 MS; 2012 Construction Start?
« Reply #34 on: November 12, 2010, 08:02:10 PM »

Chicago's more of a funnel than a crossroads :)
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Re: I-269 MS; 2012 Construction Start?
« Reply #35 on: November 13, 2010, 04:49:05 PM »

I've seen many of such road project maps where a tiny village is shown as THE crossroad between major continental destinations. They're actually fun!
Do you have one or two favorites that you can share with us?
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Re: I-269 MS; 2012 Construction Start?
« Reply #36 on: November 13, 2010, 10:39:31 PM »

I've seen many of such road project maps where a tiny village is shown as THE crossroad between major continental destinations. They're actually fun!
Do you have one or two favorites that you can share with us?


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Re: I-269 MS
« Reply #37 on: March 13, 2011, 11:42:37 AM »

(At least) three interesting comments from a consultant's meeting with DeSoto County MS officials:

1. Advocate for MS I-69/ MS I-269 link with Southern Gateway bridge;

2. A rail component could be added to MS I-269 corridor; and

3. Even though MS I-269 is planned to have eleven exits, it is primarily intended for freight, not local, traffic.
(I've already posted on points 1 & 2 on "Southern Gateway" thread on Mid-South page)

Regarding point #3, I have observed the evolution of I-285 in Atlanta over the years and I don't think the locals will ignore I-269 and its eleven exits ...

http://www.desototimes.com/articles/2011/03/05/news/doc4d71843b58e90902663282.txt

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... Kevin Tilbury with Gresham Smith and Partners said the trade corridor comprises a two-mile area north and south of I-69/I-269.
"This will be the focus of a study area for the next year and a half," Tilbury said.
Tilbury said floodplains make up 22 percent of the corridor area and about 3 percent comprise wetlands. More than 126,000 acres are located within the study area.
Tilbury said from his observations, other east-west corridors are needed to take the pressure off the I-269 when completed.
Presently, I-69 stops at I-55 where I-269 will one day connect. Right-of-way has been acquired for the roadway but no construction on I-269 has begun.
"We want to keep as much local traffic off of it," Tilbury said, explaining the trade corridor is meant to transport goods and products from Mexico to Canada. "You can't make I-269 your main local road. It's not set up to do that," Tilbury said.
Dale said the completion of I-269 represents a golden opportunity.
"There (will be) 11 new interchanges with virtually nothing around them," Dale said of the entire I-69/I-269 stretch through eastern DeSoto County to Tennessee Highway 385 near Collierville. "It's pretty amazing to plan a corridor like this with 11 interchanges. We talk about the corridor as a blank slate. This is a tremendous opportunity. We hope to do it right the first time."
Planning Commissioner Robin James said DeSoto County officials are taking pains to make sure planning is done correctly.
"I don't think anybody wants to see this thing covered up with warehouses," James said. "Corporate offices would be great."
Commissioner Len Lawhon said the plan will involve a process known as "creative blending" of industrial, corporate, residential and other components ...
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Re: I-269 MS
« Reply #38 on: March 13, 2011, 01:10:18 PM »

The real question with the I-269 Memphis Loop is if the northern crossing will be built due to how clost it is the a preserve and state park.
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Re: I-269 MS
« Reply #39 on: March 13, 2011, 06:01:25 PM »

If I-269 was truly intended for freight/long-distance traffic, they wouldn't have 11 exits along it.  It'd be more along the lines of 6.
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First Section of I-269 MS To Be Let On March 22
« Reply #40 on: March 15, 2011, 02:36:29 PM »

I had thought first letting would be in 2012 and was surprised to find out it will be in a week.  The section will be from south of SR 302 to the Tennessee state line.  Completion of the project is scheduled for October 16, 2013 and I have not pored through the plans for the scope of the project yet:

http://www.gomdot.com/applications/bidsystem/lettingInfo.aspx?r=0&date=March 22, 2011

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Construction of I-269/SR304 from South of SR 302 to the Tennessee State Line, known as Federal Aid Project No. STP-0029-03(010) / 102556305, in the County of Marshall, State of Mississippi.
Project Completion: 10/16/2013

I wonder if TDOT will now go ahead & complete short section from Mississippi state line to TN 385 near Collierville?
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Re: I-269 MS
« Reply #41 on: March 15, 2011, 03:27:09 PM »

It appears the contract is for grading and bridge work by looking at the plan index.
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I-269/TN 385 Ahead of Schedule
« Reply #42 on: March 15, 2011, 04:19:26 PM »

I-269/TN 385 is approximately one year ahead of schedule and may be completed by the end of next year:

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2011/feb/21/game-changer/

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...  Thanks to favorable weather, work on the final segment of the Tenn. 385 outer-loop highway around Memphis is way ahead of schedule. In fact, it could open by late 2012 or early 2013 -- nearly a year earlier than scheduled -- connecting Collierville and areas along the Shelby-Fayette county line with Interstate 40 and Millington ...
It was only 15 months ago that Hill Brothers Construction Co. of Falkner, Miss., was awarded a $53.47 million contract to complete the grading, drainage and decking for the nearly eight-mile stretch of highway from near Macon to Tenn. 57 at Collierville.
The project encompasses eight bridges, including one that's 3,200 feet long over the Wolf River and the swamplands surrounding it.
The work was expected to be finished in September 2012, followed by a six-month paving project the year afterward. But Hill Brothers already is nearly two-thirds done with its work and could be finished by early 2012, meaning paving could be completed next year, as well.
"They've had some good construction weather," said Jason Baker, project manager for the Tennessee Department of Transportation.
Known in various sections as Paul Barret Parkway and Bill Morris Parkway, Highway 385 forms an approximately 50-mile-long horseshoe arcing from U.S. 51 in Millington eastward to Arlington, southward to Collierville and then back westward to Interstate 240 in southeast Memphis.
The portion from Millington to Collierville eventually will be part of the larger Interstate 269 loop around metropolitan Memphis ...

I wonder if TDOT will now go ahead & complete short section from Mississippi state line to TN 385 near Collierville?

I found my answer in the above article:

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...TDOT has begun acquiring right-of-way property for a three-mile stretch of I-269 extending from Collierville to the Mississippi line. Construction of the $40 million-plus project could begin next year ...
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Re: I-269 Memphis
« Reply #43 on: March 22, 2011, 09:47:21 PM »

I had thought first letting would be in 2012 and was surprised to find out it will be in a week.  The section will be from south of SR 302 to the Tennessee state line.  Completion of the project is scheduled for October 16, 2013
Apparent low bid for the first construction project on Mississippi's section of I-269 that was let today (TN state line to south of MS 302) came in at approximately $19.5 million:

http://www.gomdot.com/bidsystem_data/20110322/LETDOCS/20110322CheckedBidResults.pdf

The actual bid award is scheduled for April 12:

http://www.gomdot.com/Applications/BidSystem/pdf/LettingDates.pdf
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Re: I-269 Memphis
« Reply #44 on: March 25, 2011, 03:37:30 PM »

Breaking News: Google Maps jumps the gun on I-269, duplexing TN 385 with I-269 at it's northern terminus
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Re: I-269 Memphis
« Reply #45 on: March 25, 2011, 04:11:18 PM »

Breaking News: Google Maps jumps the gun on I-269, duplexing TN 385 with I-269 at it's northern terminus

They have been doing this with a lot of "Future" Interstates.  If they have a StreetView car catch a shot of one of those "Future Interstate" corridor signs, they just go ahead and place the Interstate shields on the map.  Kinda stupid if you ask me because you can't always tell what's a real Interstate and what's not if you're not a roadgeek.

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Re: I-269 Memphis
« Reply #46 on: March 25, 2011, 04:20:09 PM »

Breaking News: Google Maps jumps the gun on I-269, duplexing TN 385 with I-269 at it's northern terminus

They have been doing this with a lot of "Future" Interstates.  If they have a StreetView car catch a shot of one of those "Future Interstate" corridor signs, they just go ahead and place the Interstate shields on the map.  Kinda stupid if you ask me because you can't always tell what's a real Interstate and what's not if you're not a roadgeek.

I wonder if that's what caused the "I-136" error in Illinois...
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Re: I-269 Memphis
« Reply #47 on: March 25, 2011, 04:25:49 PM »

Breaking News: Google Maps jumps the gun on I-269, duplexing TN 385 with I-269 at it's northern terminus

They have been doing this with a lot of "Future" Interstates.  If they have a StreetView car catch a shot of one of those "Future Interstate" corridor signs, they just go ahead and place the Interstate shields on the map.  Kinda stupid if you ask me because you can't always tell what's a real Interstate and what's not if you're not a roadgeek.

I wonder if that's what caused the "I-136" error in Illinois...

I don't think so.  I honestly think somebody was goofing off in their offices and thought this would be a good practical joke....
BTW, did you also notice that they also removed most of US-52 too?  You can hardly find any US-52 shields except on it's bannered routes plus up in sporadic shields.  Most of the time, you'll only find the "US-52" text to let you know about it.  It's also been this way for a couple of months.  Just like the I-136 thing.

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Re: I-269 Memphis
« Reply #48 on: April 28, 2011, 11:37:33 AM »

yeah i saw that "US-52" text.. it is funny to think that Google Maps would have done that.. but what impressed me is that they acknowledged the "future" interstates though.......


I-269... is it Memphis' Outer Beltway?
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Re: I-269 Memphis
« Reply #49 on: April 28, 2011, 08:21:49 PM »

In the 2012-14 TIP released today, construction is scheduled to begin on the I-269 section from the Mississippi state line to TN 385 near Collierville in 2012 and paving is scheduled to begin on the final two sections of
TN 385/I-269 in 2013 [page 9/17 of the pdf]:

http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/Chief_Engineer/docs/2012-2014_Program.pdf
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