Interstate 155 Missouri / Tennessee

Interstate 155 Missouri Interstate 155 Tennessee
History
East End
West End

Overview

I-155 at SR 181 - Dyer County, TN

Leading east from SR 181 at Exit 2, Interstate 155 and U.S. 412 travel across the Obion River toward Lenox, Tennessee. 09/09/20

Interstate 155 is a rural freeway connecting I-155 and U.S. 412 at Hayti, Missouri with the Future I-69 corridor and U.S. 51 at Dyersburg, Tennessee. U.S. 412 overlays the entire route, which represents one of three Mississippi River crossings for the state of Tennessee.

The east end of I-155 provides a seamless connection with the U.S. 51 freeway leading northeast to Troy. U.S. 51 extends north from Troy to Union City as an at-grade four-lane highway. Construction on the 45-mile long section of future Interstate 69 from Dyersburg to the Kentucky state line got underway in the 1990s around Union City. However work was halted in 2012 due to a lack of federal funding. The state resumed work on the first of five segments in 2016. Costing $46.3 million, the 2.87 mile section will link SR 5 and U.S. 51 when it opens in October 2019.1

With passage of the Tennessee IMPROVE Act in 2017, work on the remainder of the $205.9 million Obion County sections north to Fulton, Kentucky and south to Troy advances. Completion of the new freeway is expected by 2020.1,2 I-69 will overlay the existing U.S. 51 freeway southwest from Troy to I-155 at Dyersburg. Minimal upgrades are needed to upgrade the route to Interstate standards.1

Route Information

  • East End – Dyersburg, TN

  • West End – Hayti, MO

  • Total Mileage – 26.77

Missouri – 10.84

  • Cities – Hayti, Caruthersville

  • JunctionsI-55

Tennessee – 15.93

  • Cities – Dyersburg

  • Junctions – Future I-69

Source: December 31, 2018 Interstate Route Log and Finders List

I-155 Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT)

I-69/155 Interchange Schematic

Interstate 69 will overtake the easternmost 5.4 miles of I-155 from a directional T interchange by McCullough Chapel Road to the exchange with U.S. 51/412. I-69 Segment 8 follows a new terrain alignment from west of Dyersburg south to Ripley.

History

The Carutherville Bridge across the Mississippi River opened to traffic in 1971.3 The section of Interstate 155 between Exit 4 (Simpson Road) and Exit 16 (U.S. 51 and SR 3) was completed in November 1979.4

MoDOT upgraded U.S. 412 to a four-lane expressway west from I-55/155 at Hayti to Kennett. A ribbon cutting ceremony for the final segment was held on June 29, 2007. The final phase cost $65 million and was completed in early July 2007.5

East End US 51 FutureI-69 – Dyersburg, Tennessee

I-155 US 412 East at US 51

I-155/US 412 east at US 51 - Dyersburg, TN

I-155/U.S. 412 bypass Dyersburg northward to Exit 15 with U.S. 51. U.S. 412 combines with U.S. 51 south briefly while following an expressway around the east side of Dyersburg en route to Jackson. 09/09/20

I-155/US 412 east at US 51 - Dyersburg, TN

U.S. 51 also bypasses Dyersburg, but along an commercial arterial bypass to St. John Avenue. The route angles northeast to combine with U.S. 412 at an adjacent interchange. 09/09/20

I-155/US 412 east at US 51 - Dyersburg, TN

Interstate 155 east defaults onto U.S. 51 north toward Union City. The Obion County seat is a 30 mile drive to the northeast. This stretch of freeway is a part of the future I-69 corridor between Dyersburg and Fulton, Kentucky. 09/09/20

I-155/US 412 east at US 51 - Dyersburg, TN

09/09/20

I-155/US 412 east at US 51 - Dyersburg, TN

Photo by Robert E. Lee (04/02)

An end sign formally marks the end of Interstate 155 within the trumpet interchange joining the freeway with U.S. 51.

US 51 South at I-155 US 412

US 51 south at I-155/US 412 - Dyersburg, TN

U.S. 51 bee lines southwest five miles from SR 77 and the town of Newbern to the east end of Interstate 155 and U.S. 412 at Dyersburg. 09/09/20

US 51 south at I-155/US 412 - Dyersburg, TN

The freeway for U.S. 51 originates 21.2 miles to the northeast at Troy. Future I-69 will directly overlay U.S. 51 south, and U.S. 412 west around Dyersburg. 09/09/20

US 51 south at I-155/US 412 - Dyersburg, TN

U.S. 412 bypasses Dyersburg along an expressway bypass to the east en route to Jackson, and with I-155 west / Future I-69 to the north. 09/09/20

US 51 North US 412 West at I-155

US 51 north at I-155/US 412 - Dyersburg, TN

U.S. 51 loops onto the U.S. 412 freeway for a 0.4 mile overlap from St. John Avenue to I-155 in northeast Dyersburg. SR 211 extends northeast along the pre-freeway route of U.S. 51 seven miles to Newbern. Photo by Chris Patriarca (07/21/03).

US 51/412 north at I-155 - Dyersburg, TN
US 51/412 north at I-155 - Dyersburg, TN

Single lane ramps separate for U.S. 51 north to Troy and Union City and I-155/U.S. 412 west to Caruthersville and Hayti, Missouri. 09/09/20

I-155 US 412 West

I-155/US 412 west at US 51 - Dyersburg, TN

Leading west from U.S. 51, I-155/U.S. 412 run along the north side of Dyersburg. The first of three interchanges in the Volunteer State lies two miles ahead with SR 78. 12/19/09

West End I-55 US 412 – Hayti, Missouri

I-155 US 412 West at I-55 US 61

I-155/US 412 west at I-55/US 61 - Hayti, MO

Entering the final two miles of Interstate 155 westbound on the rural outskirts of Hayti. 09/09/20

I-155/US 412 west at I-55/US 61 - Hayti, MO

An end sign for I-155 precedes I-55 by one mile. U.S. 61 overlaps with I-55 between Steele (Exit 8) to the south and Portageville (Exit 32) to the north. 09/09/20

I-155/US 412 west at I-55/US 61 - Hayti, MO

Interstate 155 concludes as traffic partitions for I-55 north to Cape Girardeau and south to Blytheville, Arkansas. 09/09/20

I-155/US 412 west at I-55/US 61 - Hayti, MO

U.S. 412 extends west from I-55/155 along an at-grade bypass route of Hayti en route to Kennett. 09/09/20

I-55 US 61 South at I-155 US 412

I-55/US 61 south at I-155/US 412 - Hayti, MO

Interstate 55/U.S. 61 southbound at Missouri Route 84 (Exit 19) at the city of Hayti. U.S. 412 formerly overlapped with I-55 south to make the connection with I-155 east at this exchange. 04/13/13

I-55/US 61 south at I-155/US 412 - Hayti, MO

One half mile ahead of the directional cloverleaf interchange (Exits 17B/A) with Interstate 155 east and U.S. 412 on I-55/U.S. 61 south. 04/13/13

I-55/US 61 south at I-155/US 412 - Hayti, MO

Left Exit 17A departs from I-55/U.S. 61 south for I-155/U.S. 412 east to the Pemiscot county seat of Caruthersville and Dyersburg, Tennessee. Photo by Peter Johnson (02/21/20).

I-55/US 61 south at I-155/US 412 - Hayti, MO

I-155/U.S. 412 angle southeast across agricultural areas outside Caruthersville to the Caruthersville Bridge across the Mississippi River. Photo by Peter Johnson (02/21/20).

I-55 US 61 North at I-155 US 412

I-55/US 61 north at I-155/US 412 - Hayti, MO

Two miles south of Interstate 155 east and U.S. 412 on I-55/U.S. 61 north. 09/09/20

I-55/US 61 north at I-155/US 412 - Hayti, MO

Traversing agricultural areas, I-55/U.S. 61 north approach the city of Hayti and west end of I-155. U.S. 412 bypasses the Hayti and the neighboring city of Hayti Heights to the west along an expressway. 09/09/20

I-55/US 61 north at I-155/US 412 - Hayti, MO

Exit 17A leaves I-55/U.S. 61 north for I-155/U.S. 412 east to Caruthersville and western Tennessee. 09/09/20

US 412 East at I-55 I-155 US 61

US 412 east at I-55/155-US 61 - Hayti, MO

U.S. 412 shifts southward from Route 84 at Hayti Heights along an at-grade expressway east to I-55/U.S. 61 and Interstate 155 in Hayti. 09/09/20

US 412 east at I-55/155-US 61 - Hayti, MO

Interstate 155 begins along U.S. 412 eastbound at the departure of Exit 1A for I-55/U.S. 61 south to Blytheville, Arkansas. 09/09/20

US 412 east at I-55/155-US 61 - Hayti, MO

Exit 1B loops onto I-55/U.S. 61 north to Sikeston, Cape Girardeau and St. Louis. 09/09/20

I-155 West End Throwback

I-155 US 412 West at I-55 US 61

I-155/US 412 west at I-55/US 61 - 2003

I-155 westbound at I-55/U.S. 61 prior to the realignment of U.S. 412 around Hayti. Photo by Chris Patriarca (07/18/03).

I-155/US 412 west at I-55/US 51 - 2009

Replaced guide sign for I-55/U.S. 61 two miles ahead of Exit 1. 12/19/09

I-155 west at I-55/US 61-412 - 2003

I-155 westbound at I-55/U.S. 61 prior to the realignment of U.S. 412 around Hayti. Photo by Chris Patriarca (07/18/03).

I-55 US 61 South US 412 West at I-155

I-55/US 61 south at US 412 - 2003

I-55/US 61 south at Route 84 and the former route of U.S. 412 west into Hayti. Photo by Chris Patriarca (07/18/03).

I-55/US 61-412 south at I-155 - 2003

A diagrammatic overhead replaced this ground level sign for the left exit ramp to I-155 and U.S. 412 east. Photo by Chris Patriarca (07/18/03).

I-55/US 61-412 south at I-155 - 2003

U.S. 412 east split with I-55/U.S. 61 south for Interstate 155 east to Dyersburg, Tennessee. Photo by Chris Patriarca (07/18/03).

I-55 US 61 North at I-155 US 412

I-55/US 61 north at I-155/US 412 - 2005

Replaced guide sign for Interstate 155 and U.S. 412, two miles ahead of their exchange at Exit 17. Photo by Steve Hanudel (08/19/05).

I-55/US 61 north at I-155/US 412 - 2001

I-55/U.S. 61 north at the then-incompete cloverleaf interchange with I-155/U.S. 412 east. The Hayti bypass to the west was completed on June 29, 2007. Photo by Jeff Morrison (12/29/01).

Sources:

  1. “I-69 project revived — but only in Obion County.” Jackson Sun (TN), October 30, 2016.
  2. “I-69 corridor around Union City to be completed by 2020.” WNNJ (Jackson, TN), May 23, 2017.
  3. “Feasibility study of toll bridge linking Mississippi County, Ark., to Tipton County, Tenn., contemplated.” State Gazette (Dyersburg, TN), August 28, 2003.
  4. Tennessee Interstate 50th Anniversary: Maps of Interstate Development (January 2006). http://www.tninterstate50.com/maps.htm
  5. Route 412 Ribboncutting Ceremony. http://www.modot.org/southeast/projects/corridors/412fourlanes.htm MoDOT Southeast District web site.

Page updated September 22, 2020.