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Tennessee officials revive portion of I-69 project

Clouds of dust swirling around construction equipment signal a change in state policy, as Tennessee transportation officials revived a portion of the Interstate 69 project intended to connect the region with Canada and Mexico. Four years ago, officials stopped work on the interstate project because of a lack of federal funding. But now, officials have decided to complete an approximately ...

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MDOT: I-269 project passes halfway point

BATESVILLE — Construction continues on schedule for the I-269 project in North Mississippi, according to the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT). All phases of the project are under construction with several more than halfway complete. In October 2013, one section of the project, from SR 302 to the Tennessee state line in Marshall County was completed. Paving for this section will ...

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Should I-69 go through Greenville?

Million-dollar bridges to be within 30 miles of each other, but other options involve politics As the new U.S. 82 bridge over the Mississippi River near Greenville opens this week, pre-construction work continues approximately 30 miles to the north on the new Interstate 69 bridge at Mounds (or Eutaw) Landing just west of Benoit. The Interstate 69 bridge’s close proximity ...

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Mississippi Delta still waiting on I-69 decisions

  For over half a century, Interstate 69 has been a work in progress. It exists in two parts – a completed roadway from Indianapolis to the Canadian border and then a mostly-proposed extension southwest to the Mexican border in Texas, with a small section already in place in northwest Mississippi and other states.   Once the so-called “NAFTA Highway” ...

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