Interstate 269 initially spurred 2.7 miles south from the Tennessee state line to Mississippi 302 at Cayce in Marshall County. The succeeding segment opened to traffic on December 7, 2017. The $76 million project extended I-269 southwest from Cayce, 14.4 miles to Mississippi 305 at Lewisville.1 The final nine mile section of the 25.9-mile route through northern Mississippi opened to traffic on October 26, 2018.2
I-269 and State Route 385 forms a half beltway encircling Memphis, Tennessee from I-55 & 69 at Southhaven to U.S. 51 and the Future I-69 corridor at Millington. Much of the rural route will eventually accommodate suburban development. The route also provides part of the long distance route southeast to Birmingham from Interstate 22 at Byhalia.
Mississippi 304 is the state route counterpart to both Interstate 69 between U.S. 61 at Tunica and Interstate 55 at Southhaven, and Interstate 269 from Cayce to the state line. The route is fully cosigned along both freeways.
Interstate 269 Mississippi Highway Guides
- "Memphis to Byhalia nonstop: I-269 and I-22 now intersect." Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN), December 8, 2017.
- "I-269's completion marked with ribbon cutting in DeSoto County, opening its final stretch." Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN), October 26, 2018.
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