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Author Topic: I-69 Signage through Memphis (incl. MS and KY)  (Read 31719 times)

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Re: I-69 Signage through Memphis (incl. MS and KY)
« Reply #50 on: March 16, 2011, 01:47:41 AM »

I want to post an update on this.  TDOT "might" at least post an "End I-69" shield at the State Border on I-55.  I sent an e-mail to Steve Chipman who is the head project manager of I-69 Segment 9.

He said the main reason why nothing other than "Future Corridor I-69" signs have been posted is because of the existing economic conditions.  They also "do not see a benefit in signing existing routes until more of I-69 is completed.  It would require modifying overhead and ground mount signs, added cost for surveying/establishing locations, developing a plan, and securing funding."

However, my suggestion in the e-mail to at least post an "End I-69" shield at the State Line "might have merit".  He said he would pass that idea along "for consideration to see if it was possible".  If it does happen, it would be the first "true" I-69 sign to be posted in TN, even if it has the "End" banner on top of it.
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Re: I-69 Signage through Memphis (incl. MS and KY)
« Reply #51 on: March 16, 2011, 01:55:22 AM »

Most likely they'll ask Mississippi to, which frankly makes more sense, since it's Mississippi that wanted to sign it to the state line.
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Re: I-69 Signage through Memphis (incl. MS and KY)
« Reply #52 on: March 16, 2011, 07:52:41 AM »

Until "more of I-69 is completed", it makes more sense to limit I-69 signage.  Adding an END sign isn't going to do much more than confuse people.
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Re: I-69 Signage through Memphis (incl. MS and KY)
« Reply #53 on: March 16, 2011, 06:54:47 PM »




VERY NICE!!!!!  Non-neutered shields!   :clap:
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Re: I-69 Signage through Memphis (incl. MS and KY)
« Reply #54 on: March 16, 2011, 11:12:33 PM »


VERY NICE!!!!!  Non-neutered shields!   :clap:

Mississippi started bringing back the state name around 2008.  I hear Louisiana is next.  Tennessee?  Good luck!
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Re: I-69 Signage through Memphis (incl. MS and KY)
« Reply #55 on: March 18, 2011, 03:57:02 PM »


VERY NICE!!!!!  Non-neutered shields!   :clap:

Mississippi started bringing back the state name around 2008.  I hear Louisiana is next.  Tennessee?  Good luck!

Really? The next time I head to New Orleans, I'll check for such signs between Causeway and the 610 split in Metairie.
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Re: I-69 Signage through Memphis (incl. MS and KY)
« Reply #56 on: March 20, 2011, 02:29:04 PM »


Really? The next time I head to New Orleans, I'll check for such signs between Causeway and the 610 split in Metairie.

Jeff Royston just scoured the I-10 corridor and found precisely one new state-named shield.  It's on a green sign in the town of Iowa, with a control city of Lake Charles.

my computer is being wonky so I can't upload it.  Alex, a little help?
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Re: I-69 Signage through Memphis (incl. MS and KY)
« Reply #57 on: March 20, 2011, 03:41:46 PM »

La 383 or US 165?
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Re: I-69 Signage through Memphis (incl. MS and KY)
« Reply #58 on: March 20, 2011, 03:49:24 PM »

La 383 or US 165?

not sure.  I just got the photo and the description that it's in Iowa.
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« Reply #59 on: March 23, 2011, 10:26:36 AM »

La 383 or US 165?

not sure.  I just got the photo and the description that it's in Iowa.



And here it is...

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Re: I-69 Signage through Memphis (incl. MS and KY)
« Reply #60 on: March 23, 2011, 07:30:51 PM »

 :wow:  That looks sweet! Saves us the trip to Iowa (pronounced I-way)!   :sombrero:
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Re: I-69 Signage through Memphis (incl. MS and KY)
« Reply #61 on: March 23, 2011, 09:53:27 PM »

La 383 then. The US 165 interchange with I-10 is a folded diamond with no services, as I recall (from 2007).
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Re: I-69 Signage through Memphis (incl. MS and KY)
« Reply #62 on: March 23, 2011, 10:56:03 PM »

Yeah, that's LA 383, all right.

And looky here....FHWA Series C font....no Clearview!!  What happened, LADoTD, used up all the Clearview on I-49 between Lafayette and Opelousas???  LOL


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Re: I-69 Signage through Memphis (incl. MS and KY)
« Reply #63 on: March 23, 2011, 10:59:41 PM »

They've been putting them on state highways.
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Re: I-69 Signage through Memphis (incl. MS and KY)
« Reply #64 on: March 25, 2011, 12:43:10 PM »

Yeah, that's LA 383, all right.

And looky here....FHWA Series C font....no Clearview!!  What happened, LADoTD, used up all the Clearview on I-49 between Lafayette and Opelousas???  LOL


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And I hope they lost the directions to the clearview store!   :pan:
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Re: I-69 Signage through Memphis (incl. MS and KY)
« Reply #65 on: March 25, 2011, 06:00:33 PM »

That I-10 green sign looks really nice!

And looky here....FHWA Series C font....no Clearview!!  What happened, LADoTD, used up all the Clearview on I-49 between Lafayette and Opelousas???  LOL

Uh yeah, I don't see what the problem is!  :)
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Clarksdale MS Unveils "Future I-69 Corridor" Sign
« Reply #66 on: April 07, 2011, 10:18:42 AM »

Problem there is, outside of the Clarksdale bypass, none of the "concurrently with existing highways" is even remotely considered freeway, let alone Interstate grade.  They should be able to post "Future I-69 Corridor" guide signs, but actual Future I-69 shields is a no-go until MDOT upgrades more of the corridor to freeway.
Not surprisingly, froggie called it ...

Last Friday, Clarksdale community leaders unveiled a new "Future I-69 Corridor" sign (linked article has a photo of the sign):

http://www.pressregister.com/articles/2011/04/06/news/doc4d9b12f614e3d422793615.txt
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Re: I-69 Signage through Memphis (incl. MS and KY)
« Reply #67 on: April 07, 2011, 02:21:53 PM »


Mississippi started bringing back the state name around 2008.  I hear Louisiana is next.  Tennessee?  Good luck!

I-49 is a mix of Neutered & Named Shields.
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Re: I-69 Signage through Memphis (incl. MS and KY)
« Reply #68 on: April 07, 2011, 04:39:35 PM »


I-49 is a mix of Neutered & Named Shields.

new ones?  I just know of two surviving I-49 shields with state name from the last Louisiana state-named signing batch, which was around 1991.  One is on the mainline and one is at a nearby exit.
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Re: I-69 Signage through Memphis (incl. MS and KY)
« Reply #69 on: April 07, 2011, 05:42:01 PM »


I-49 is a mix of Neutered & Named Shields.

new ones?  I just know of two surviving I-49 shields with state name from the last Louisiana state-named signing batch, which was around 1991.  One is on the mainline and one is at a nearby exit.

I didn't get a good look (it was getting dark), but I saw at least 2 or 3  "named" between Lafayette & Alexandria two weeks ago, but more neutered than named
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Re: I-69 Signage through Memphis (incl. MS and KY)
« Reply #70 on: April 07, 2011, 05:47:42 PM »

those must be new.  excellent!
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