Interstate 169 is a designation that was considered in 2002 as a spur route from Interstate 69 between Union City and Martin along the current Tennessee 22 freeway. This designation was almost codified into Tennessee State Law as part of Senate Joint Resolution 512, but that resolution did not pass the state House of Representatives.1 The resolution "expresses support for the designation of State Route 22 from Martin to Union City and the Tyson Bypass in Union City as an interstate highway link to Interstate 69, to be tentatively known as I-169."2
Since Interstate 169 was not approved by the Tennessee State Assembly and is not considered part of the Interstate 69 high priority corridor, funding would need to be identified to connect Interstate 69 with Future Interstate 169.3 It is not clear how that funding would be secured at this time.
Future Interstate 169/Tennessee 22 exists as a freeway from Gibbs east to Martin; a new route would need to be constructed from Gibbs west to Future Interstate 69 at Union City. No timetable for this construction has been determined.