• Construction Continues Along I-269 in North Miss.

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    Construction continues on schedule for the I-269 project in North Mississippi, according to the Mississippi Department of Transportation.

    All phases of the project are under construction with several more than halfway complete.

    I-269 in Mississippi is composed of seven individual projects that total approximately 25 miles of four-lane highway in Desoto and Marshall Counties. Construction on this over $640 million interstate project began in 2011 and is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2015.

    “As expansion and growth continue, I-269 will be vital in promoting economic growth and development,” said Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert. “It will also provide a valuable means for commercial vehicles to move raw materials and manufactured goods through the region.”

    Once completed, I-269 will form a 30-mile loop around Memphis through Mississippi and Tennessee. In Mississippi, I-269 will begin at the I-55/I-69 intersection north of Hernando, cross Highway 78 near Byhalia and continue northeast to the Tennessee state line. The bypass will relieve traffic pressure on the I-55/I-69 corridor and connect I-40 and I-55 in North Mississippi. I-40 is a major cross-country freight route, and I-69 will be an international connector between Canada and Mexico.

    “This is more than just a bypass around Memphis,” said Tagert. “The construction of I-269 will transform the region by connecting local communities in several states and will have far-reaching international implications.”

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