Interstate 69 in northern Mississippi travels east from the Tunica and De Soto County line along MS 713 near Tunica along a rural route to I-55 and the south end of I-269 near Hernando. I-69 combines with I-55 northward from I-269 to Memphis, Tennessee.
Interstate 69 in Mississippi was posted alongside I-55 in early 2008. Photo by Jake Bear (07/14/08).
The first segment of Interstate 69 designated beyond the original alignment between Indianapolis, Indiana and Port Huron, Michigan opened to traffic in Mississippi on October 3, 2006.1 I-69 stems west from I-55/269 in Hernando alongside MS 304 in DeSoto County. The freeway spur concludes southwest from MS 304 along MS 713 at the Tunica County line. West from I-69, MS 304 provides a freeway connection directly to U.S. 61 near Harrah’s Casino Parkway.
The Interstate 69 designation was extended north along shared alignments with I-55, I-240 and I-40 through Downtown Memphis to Tennessee State Route 300. The extension was approved by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) on May 6, 2008. I-55/69 are cosigned north from I-269 in Hernando to the Tennessee state line. I-69 remains unposted within Memphis, Tennessee.