I-69 Project Overview

Future I-69 Corridor sign on U.S. 51 near Dyersburg, Tennessee.

I-69 today connects Indianapolis with the Canadian border at Port Huron, Michigan/Sarnia, Ontario. While it only passes through two states now, it is an important link between the lower Midwest and the most populous provinces of Canada. However, current plans will extend Interstate 69 much further.

The proposed I-69 extension will connect three different border crossings in Texas (Laredo, McAllen, and Brownsville) to I-465 in Indianapolis; from there, traffic will continue over the existing I-69 and other freeways (such as U.S. 127 [possible future I-73] and U.S. 24) to border crossings in Detroit, Port Huron or Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Approximately 1600 miles of freeway (including the 3 Texas branches) will be added to existing I-69 when it is complete.

In some areas, particularly in Kentucky, Mississippi, and Texas, much of I-69 will probably be built as upgrades of existing four-lane highways to modern freeway standards, while in other areas construction on new alignment is likely. (This is similar to what happened when the original Interstates were built; particularly in the desert Southwest, the Interstates were simply upgrades of preexisting highways.)

Interstate 69 is often characterized as lots of little projects rolled into one big package. This site uses that metaphor as an organizing principle; each major segment of I-69 (or, as Texans would say, IH 69) has its own page.

I69Info.com is operated by Chris Lawrence. It is intended to provide accurate and timely information about the national I-69 project, and is made available as a free service for interested and concerned citizens along the route and elsewhere.

These pages are completely unofficial. The author is not affiliated with any transportation agency. All content is presented for informational purposes only, is derived from publicly-available sources, and its accuracy is not guaranteed. In addition, some information presented (usually obvious from its context) is the sole opinion of the author or of those individual(s) to whom the opinions are attributed.

All original content is © Copyright 2000–06 Chris Lawrence. All rights reserved. You may freely copy, modify, and redistribute this website under the terms of the Open Publication License, Draft v1.0 or later, as available at OpenContent.org.

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Contact information

Chris Lawrence
Email: i69@lordsutch.com
Fax number available on request.

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Chris Lawrence <i69@lordsutch.com> (14 Mar 2004 at 00:53 CST)