Interstate 269 from SR-385 to Mississippi State Line
Shelby and Fayette Counties, Tennessee
The new Interstate 269 is an outer beltline around the city of Memphis, TN, and its adjacent suburban areas in northern Mississippi. The 100-mile long road will help alleviate through traffic in Memphis, provide an alternative route to Tunica, MS, and create economic development opportunities along the new route. Approved in 2007 by the Federal Highway Administration, the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) and Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) worked together to ensure the project’s success.
SSR was hired by TDOT to provide transportation design services for a 2.3 mile section that extended the existing SR-385 into Mississippi. The project was “fast tracked” in order to meet the schedule proposed by MDOT for their leg of I-269. SSR implemented an aggressive schedule for project review and completion, keeping close coordination with both TDOT and MDOT to ensure both agencies received the correct alignment. The route crosses several ponds, streams, and area wetlands and has several connecting fly-overs, ramps, and bridges along the way that had strict requirements and guidelines the design team had to adhere to.
Through close communication with TDOT and MDOT, along with the City of Collierville, area developers, and local land owners, SSR was able to deliver the project ahead of schedule and within budget.