Good old route 69
77 miles of Interstate 69 to southwestern Indiana. This short stretch tied into the cloverleaf interchange between Interstates. It was later lengthened northeast by 67 miles to U. By, 20 miles of I- 164 were redesignated as the southernmost alignment of I- 69 in the Hoosier State. Section 4 of I- 69 followed, with 27 more miles of I- 69 opened between Crane and Bloomington in December. When originally planned, Interstate 69 was proposed to run only between Indianapolis and Marshall, Michigan ( I- 94). The route was formally extended by AASHTO on June 23, 1969 north to Lansing and east to I- 75 at Flint. Within Indianapolis, I- 69 was proposed to continue southwest into Downtown along the Northeast Freeway. The planned route followed an alignment along former Indiana 37 ( now Binford Boulevard) southwest from I- 465 to the North Split interchange of Interstates. This plan was later cut back to entail just a spur southwest to Binford Boulevard proposed as Interstate 165 before being dropped altogether.
2 mile route along side U. 77 between Texas 44 at Robstown and Interstate 37 at Corpus Christi with an official dedication on December 5,. This portion was reclassified as Interstate 69E at the May 5, Route Numbering Committee meeting of AASHTO, because of the branch split of I- 69 south from Victoria. The next section of freeway beyond Robstown in Texas formally reclassified as I- 69 was the 35- mile stretch of U. 59 from IH 610 north to the Montgomery and Liberty County line. Signs for I- 69 began to appear along that roadway in September. Additional stretches of Interstate 69 were added to U. 59 from near Rosenburg northeast to the west junction with Interstate 610 near Bellaire at Houston. The 11- mile portion within the beltway was approved as Interstate 69 by the Texas Transportation Commission on March 26,. Sign installation within the 610 beltway started in April at a cost of about $ 100, 000. 10, 11 The section from U. 61 near Tunica to Interstate 55 north of Hernando opened on October 3,. 5 On May 6,, the Interstate 69 designation was extended north on shared alignments with Interstates 55, 2 through Memphis, Tennessee, after approval by AASHTO. Signs in Tennessee however only refer to Future Interstate 69. The Purchase Parkway was formally established as Interstate 69 by AASHTO on May 15,.
This covered the 50 mile stretch from Kentucky 166 at Fulton northeast to Interstate 24, south of Calvert City. 38 miles of Interstate 69 were previously approved by AASHTO for the portion of I- 24 leading east from the Purchase Parkway to the Western Kentucky Parkway, and along the WK Parkway east to the Pennyrile Parkway. Interstate 69 incorporated 20. 70 miles of former Interstate 164 when it overtook the alignment north from U. 41 to Interstate 64 as approved by AASHTO on October 21,. This tied into a previously completed 1. 77- mile segment of I- 69 between I- 64 and Indiana 68. Groundbreaking for that portion was held during the week of July 14,, in Gibson County. 6 It replaced Indiana 57 to the west between the cloverleaf interchange at I- 64 and IN 68 when it opened on October 1,. Route 69 ( US 69) is a major north– south United States highway. When it was first created, it was only 150 miles ( 241 km) long, but it has since been. US 69 was an original 1926 route, but back then it was tiny: only about 150 miles long.
Initially its south end was in Kansas City, but before a decade had. Route 69 was commissioned in 1932, and incorporated the earlier state highways numbered 348, 199, and 172. Its original alignment was a 17- mile. Where is Interstate 69? Old Highway 69, South of Eufaula, OK Part 1. Interstate 69 currently consists as a disconnected route along a 1, 660- mile corridor. 12 The original segment stretches northward from Indiana to Michigan. Additional sections are posted in south Texas, the Houston area, northern Mississippi and Memphis, Tennessee, western Kentucky and southwestern Indiana. The long range goal is to unite all of the separate sections into a seamless corridor linking Canada with Mexico. Interstate 69 connects the cities of Indianapolis, Lansing, Flint and Port Huron within the Great Lakes region. The freeway begins at the Indianapolis Beltway ( Interstate 465) and connects the capital city with Muncie, Fort Wayne and Angola in northeastern Indiana. The freeway serves central Fort Wayne while a beltway, Interstate 469, encircles the Summit City to the east as both a commuter route and connection to the Fort to Port Corridor, U. 24 leading east to Toledo, Ohio.
Also in Fort Wayne, I- 69 overtakes the former route of U. 27 north to Lansing, Michigan. Crossing into the Great Lakes State, Interstate 69 heads northerly to Marshall and a junction with Interstate 94 before bending eastward toward the capital city of Lansing. Business loops along the way serve communities bypassed along old U. Once in the Lansing area, I- 69 changes directions: A sign once indicated that I- 69 north becomes I- 69 east ( this sign was removed by ). Beyond Lansing and the overlap with Interstate 96, I- 69 crosses Interstate 75 at a nearly 90 degree angle within the city of Flint and then meets Interstate 475. The freeway returns to rural settings east of Flint en route to Lapeer and Port Huron. Once in Port Huron, Interstates meet for a second time and combine eastward to the Bluewater Bridge to Sarnia, Ontario. The first section south of the original Indiana to Michigan route to be signed as Interstate 69 was the 14. 7- mile stretch between U. 61 near Tunica and Interstate 55 by Hernando, Mississippi. This route generally serves as a connector for through traffic heading south to U. 61 and its casinos and I- 55 north into Memphis, Tennessee. A subsequent extension of I- 69 made in extended the route along side I- 55 north into Memphis. See photos of the I- 69 Mississippi ends here.
Interstate 69 will cross into Louisiana from Texas between U. 84 near Carthage, Texas, between Logansport and Bethany. Heading northeast, Interstate 69 will head toward Shreveport and Bossier City via Louisiana 525 ( approximately), then angle roughly toward Haynesville before entering Arkansas via AR 15. It is likely that Interstate 69 will stay south of Shreveport by avoiding Interstate 20 and crossing Interstate 49 south of Shreveport. Through Memphis, I- 69 utilizes Interstates 55, north to the Tennessee 300 freeway spur as part of Segment 9. This was the path recommended by the Memphis Metropolitan Planning Organization and the City of Memphis. A beltway route, Interstate 269, bypasses the city to the east via an alignment parallel to Mississippi 304 in DeSoto County and along the Tennessee 385 freeway between Millington and Collierville. Future I- 269 signs are posted along TN 385 and a short portion is fully signed between MS 302 and TN 385 ( Bill Morris Parkway). Continuing north from there along new alignment, Interstate 69 serves Oakland City, Petersburg, Washington and Crane. Accelerated by INDOTs Major Moves initiative funded by the leasing of the Indiana Toll Road, the 67- mile stretch opened between SR 64 and U. 231 near Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center on November 19,. Segment 4 extends Interstate 69 north from U. 231 at Crane to Bloomington. Paralleling existing routes, I- 69 follows Indiana 45 eastward to merge with Indiana 37 on the south side of Bloomington. This 27- mile section opened following a ribbon cutting ceremony held on December 9,.