DeSoto County signs agreement to fast-track Interstate 269 - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

DeSoto County signs agreement to fast-track Interstate 269

HERNANDO, Miss. (AP) - DeSoto County supervisors have signed a pact to speed up work on the Interstate 269 loop in the eastern part of the county.

The agreement calls for the county to use its borrowing power to help the Mississippi Department of Transportation build the road.

Interstate 69 is under construction between Hernando and US Highway 61 under a similar agreement by Tunica County officials. To DeSoto's east, Marshall County officials are working with the state to build I-269 from the DeSoto line to Tennessee Highway 385.

I-269 is proposed to run from the junction of Interstate 55 and I-69, north of Hernando, east and north through Marshall County into Tennessee.

An MDOT program allows local governments to borrow the money to pay for major projects, with the state repaying the loans from future federal revenues.

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