Thursday, December 7, 2017

MDOT opens stretch of I-269 in north Mississippi

Garver joined representatives from the Mississippi Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration, and several elected officials this week to mark the opening of a section of I-269 in Marshall County, Mississippi southeast of Memphis, Tennessee. The four-lane controlled access interstate extends I-269 from just east of U.S. Highway 78 to State Road 302 and is the second leg of the ongoing project. 
Garver provided engineering services for Phases A, B and C of the project, which included surveys, roadway, traffic and bridge design. Garver’s section of the project, which opened this week, covers 6.3 miles and includes one interchange, several grade separation structures, and a 4,000-foot bridge over the Coldwater River.

“We knew from the beginning that this would be a huge economic benefit to north Mississippi, providing another route around one of the region’s largest metropolitan areas,” said Garver Senior Project Manager Steve Haynes. “It’s rewarding to see this stretch of interstate open and to know that the citizens of Mississippi and Tennessee, and those traveling through it, will be taking full advantage.”
Eventually I-269 will provide an interstate loop around Memphis, providing easier access into Memphis while opening up additional areas to further development. From Hernando, Mississippi, the interstate will travel along Memphis’s eastern edge to Millington, Tennessee.

To learn more about how Garver’s Transportation Team can help you, visit GarverUSA.com/Transportation.

Photos courtesy of the Mississippi Department of Transportation.

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