To provide background information on possible projects that may be discussed, I am writing this series on transportation projects underway, planned, anticipated or even rumored! The State and County officials will have the latest available information. Many levels of approvals are involved in each project. A project could have the City, Shelby County, metro planning organization, state and federal government involved in just that one project, so the process is complicated and can take time.
I will also include latest information (to the best of my knowledge) on the status of the project and what agency needs to make a decision before the next step in the project process.
The project involves changing Highway 385 to I-269. I-69 is projected to be by the Mississippi River an I-269 will follow the present and projected Highway 385.
I am not really familiar with this project, so if you have questions, this is a good meeting to ask the top TDOT officials on the status of the project and what is planned.
(The current Lakeland Transportation Plan projects Chambers Chapel to be extended accross the Loosahatchie River to connect with I-269. This project is well in the future.)