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Re: Interstate 22
« Reply #350 on: January 03, 2013, 06:01:03 PM »

Is there any official word as to where the official Western Terminus of I-22 will be?

And while we're at it, when can we expect US-78 to be entirely upgraded?
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Re: Interstate 22
« Reply #351 on: January 03, 2013, 06:19:32 PM »

Is there any official word as to where the official Western Terminus of I-22 will be?

"somewhere in Memphis", just like every other federal route that ends there.
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Re: Interstate 22
« Reply #352 on: January 04, 2013, 10:01:07 PM »

Quote from: agentsteel53 link=topic=724.msg194555#msg194555

"somewhere in Memphis", just like every other federal route that ends there.

Yeah. But what's interesting is that they have proposals and really, not one winds up in Memphis.

!-55 near Hernando, MS. I-269 near Red Banks, MS. I'm interested in seeing if they'll send it up to I-240 and have it travel west to I-55/I-69.

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Re: Interstate 22
« Reply #353 on: January 05, 2013, 12:53:42 PM »

federal route

Wow.  No one has posted an emoticon for hitting you over the head yet.  I'm impressed!
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Re: Interstate 22
« Reply #354 on: January 06, 2013, 12:00:11 AM »

federal route

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Re: Interstate 22
« Reply #355 on: January 08, 2013, 12:03:11 PM »

Is Alan even still around? He may be gone, but his Land lives on.
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Re: Interstate 22
« Reply #356 on: January 12, 2013, 11:28:43 PM »

Anyone got new and updated pics! I don't get to Birmingham very much so I haven't seen it in a while.
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Re: Interstate 22
« Reply #357 on: January 16, 2013, 02:54:07 PM »

Mississippi DOT ("MDOT") has posted District One Updates, which includes one US 78/ Future I-22 project:
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U.S. Highway 78 Upgrade in Union County
A project to upgrade a section of U.S. Highway 78 to current interstate standards, from just west of State Route 30 to just east of State Route 15 in New Albany, is currently under construction ... This project began in March 2012 and is expected to be complete in November 2013.  The project is approximately 35% complete.

This press release indicates that the interstate upgrade is both needed and well-timed because recent wet/freezing weather has been creating dangerous potholes:

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Due to necessary maintenance repairs in the travel lane, motorists should expect intermittent stops in traffic along U.S. Highway 78 between State Route 30 and State Route 15 in New Albany, MS.  The recent wet and freezing wintry weather has begun deteriorating roadway along U.S. Highway 78 by seeping into fissures and breaking up the pavement.  This has resulted in the formation of dangerous potholes along the roadway.
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Re: Interstate 22
« Reply #358 on: January 16, 2013, 04:18:21 PM »

Are freeways and/or Interstates less likely to experience potting than those with stoplights and/or blue and red highway shields?
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Re: Interstate 22
« Reply #359 on: January 16, 2013, 04:27:46 PM »

^ No. Aging pavement with cracks is more likely to deteriorate than new pavement with (presumably) no cracks. The relevant point is that the roadbed is being upgraded. Louisiana appears to be experiencing similar deterioration.
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Re: Interstate 22
« Reply #360 on: January 16, 2013, 04:40:48 PM »

Right, I was just wondering what the interstate upgrade had to do with it.
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Re: Interstate 22
« Reply #361 on: January 16, 2013, 04:47:56 PM »

Why?
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Re: Interstate 22
« Reply #362 on: January 16, 2013, 04:57:06 PM »

Would they not have repaved the highway anyway?
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Re: Interstate 22
« Reply #363 on: January 16, 2013, 05:25:56 PM »

^ As the press release indicates, the potholes are being repaired immediately.  However, the interstate upgrade is a planned, ongoing project. "Interstate" is the correct description of the current upgrade.  I was merely commenting that the ongoing upgrade is fortuitous because of the condition of the current pavement. Take another look:

Mississippi DOT ("MDOT") has posted District One Updates, which includes one US 78/ Future I-22 project:
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U.S. Highway 78 Upgrade in Union County
A project to upgrade a section of U.S. Highway 78 to current interstate standards.
This press release indicates that the interstate upgrade is both needed and well-timed.

I don't see why the use of "interstate" as a descriptive adjective bothers you.
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Re: Interstate 22
« Reply #364 on: January 23, 2013, 10:08:58 PM »

This TV video report, North Mississippi's First Highway Message Signs contains some footage of US 78/Future I-22 near Byhalia, Marshall County, MS.
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Re: Interstate 22
« Reply #365 on: January 24, 2013, 03:21:48 AM »

I can't remember if I-55 in DeSoto County has any message signs. If not, that's interesting that I-22 is getting them first. It makes sense where they are putting the sign, anyway.
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Re: Interstate 22
« Reply #366 on: February 27, 2013, 11:22:53 AM »

MDOT is installing traffic cameras along the US 78/Future I-22 corridor, including in the vicinity of the Future I-269 interchange.  The cameras are expected to be operational by June and motorists will be able to view road conditions on MDOT's website (it is unclear whether road enthusiasts will be able to catch some glimpses of interchange construction  :sombrero:).  The local TV station had a little fun with the topic:

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According to the Mississippi Department of Transportation the new cameras are just there to monitor traffic.
"But in this area here, there really ain't that much traffic." ....
Some say the cameras aren't needed this far out in the country, and that they may be there for other reasons.
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In case anyone missed it, a recent post in the Birmingham thread provides a link to a 16-photo gallery of February 19 photos of I-65/I-22 interchange construction.
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Re: Interstate 22
« Reply #367 on: March 17, 2013, 08:09:31 PM »

While doing a search for any updated I-22 info, I came upon this story from the Birmingham News/al.com. It warned of lane closures between Exits 65 and 70 in Walker County and close to Exit 85 in Jefferson County for "soil testing."

I am guessing they are did soil borings in those area, but for what? I speculate that it is to design foundations for dynamic message signs to go up later, judging by the location of the lane closures. We shall see.
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Re: Interstate 22
« Reply #368 on: April 01, 2013, 09:02:49 AM »

My parents noted that I-22 is now signed in Marion County when they took a trip a few weeks ago.  A recent news story I read confirms that.
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Re: Interstate 22
« Reply #369 on: April 03, 2013, 04:22:41 PM »

The Journal Record in Marion County suggests that I-22 has been signed. Question is whether it will be signed outside of Marion County
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Re: Interstate 22
« Reply #370 on: April 03, 2013, 04:31:44 PM »

Oh. Not April Fools?
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Re: Interstate 22
« Reply #371 on: April 03, 2013, 04:32:31 PM »

Not sure. I really want to take a ride down today since I'm off work and check it out, but the rain may spoil any opportunities for pictures.
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Re: Interstate 22
« Reply #372 on: April 03, 2013, 10:36:48 PM »

It is indeed signed in Marion County only, for now (this is looking east at the MS/AL State Line):

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Re: Interstate 22
« Reply #373 on: April 03, 2013, 11:17:27 PM »

Is this entirely the only sign in the county, making this a token "sneak preview"?  Are there any westbound?
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Re: Interstate 22
« Reply #374 on: April 04, 2013, 07:24:35 AM »

There are signs westbound as well. Pretty much everywhere there used to be a Future I-22 Corridor sign there is now one of these large shields. I guess there are no signs in Walker or Jefferson Counties yet because those counties are in ALDOT Division 3 while Marion County is in Division 2.

Here is a picture westbound after US 43/278:

« Last Edit: April 04, 2013, 07:35:52 AM by codyg1985 »
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