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US 82 [Future I-32] Greenville Mississippi

 

US 287 [Future I-34] Wichita Falls Texas

US 278/MS 6 [Future I-36] Corridor V in Mississippi

78,000 mile Inter-Regional Highway System
Largest Freeway System Studied in 1941
Prior to the Interstate System Approved in 1957
 
US 82 {I-32 Corridor} [Wikipedia]
 
History of US 82 [FHWA]
 
US 287 {I-34 Corridor} [Wikipedia]
 
US 72 {I-36 Corridor} ADHS Corridor V
 
US 278 {I-36 Corridor} High Priority Corridor 42 {Interstate Corridor}
 
US 412 {I-48 Corridor} High Priority Corridor 8
 
US 65 {I-51 Ozark Highway} High Priority Corridor 61-D
 
US 54 {I-51 Ozark Highway} High Priority Corridor 61-F
 

US 412 [Future I-42] Oklahoma

 

US 65 [Future I-51] Missouri

 
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I-32

I-32 begins at I-30 east of Texarkana, then proceeds east generally following US 82 to El Dorado Arkansas and Greenville Mississippi. Most of US 82 can be converted to I-32 as it upgraded to a four-lane with interchanges at major intersection. After crossing the Mississippi River from Arkansas via the new four-laned, cable-stayed Mississippi River bridge. I-32 follows US 82 to Columbus, Indianola, Greenwood, Winona, and Starkville. In Alabama, I-32 continues to follow US 82 to Tuscaloosa. AlDOT is widening US 82 to a four-lane divided highway.

I-36 Corridor V

Corridor V is part of the Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS) in Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee. Corridor V starts at I-55 in Batesville, Mississippi, and ends at I-24 west of Chattanooga, Tennessee. The goal of ADHS was build four-lane highways through the Appalachian Region connected to the Interstate Highway System. Corridor V consists of US 72 in Alabama, MS 76/US 278/MS 6 in Mississippi. Corridor V between Batesville and Fulton is designated in the National Highway System as High Priority Corridor 42 and a Future Interstate Corridor in the 1998 Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century:

High Priority Corridor 42: The portion of Corridor V of the Appalachian development highway system from Interstate Route 55 near Batesville, Mississippi, to the intersection with Corridor X of the Appalachian development highway system near Fulton, Mississippi.

I-34

I-34 follows US 287 and I-40 until west of Amarillo International Airport, where it veers to the southeast toward Claude. I-34 continues along US 287 southeasterly to Wichita Falls. On the northwest side of the city US 287 merges with I-44, US 82, and US 277. After leaving Wichita Falls, I-34 continues along US 287/81 continues southeast to Fort Worth, where it merges with I-35W on the north side of town.

I-48 High Priority Corridor 8

US 412 forms High Priority Corridor 8 in the National Highway System:

High Priority Corridor 8: Highway 412 East-West Corridor from Tulsa, Oklahoma, through Arkansas along United States Route 62/63/65 to Nashville, Tennessee.

I-48 begins in Oklahoma at I-35 following US 412 in Tulsa using the Cimarron Turnpike, and the Cherokee Turnpike. I-48 follows US 412 through Northern Arkansas in Benton County. US 412 crosses I-49/US 62/US 71 in Springdale, where the route is four-lane with a center left-turn lane. Hindsville was bypassed in 2009 with a four-lane alignment of US 412. US 412 continues east, winding through forested land. In Alpena, US 412 begins a concurrency with US 62 for approximately 150 miles through north central Arkansas. After the concurrency ends, US 412 runs due east to through downtown Walnut Ridge. I-48 continues to follow US 412 through Missouri on its Bootheel, and then runs concurrent with I-155 into Tennessee to terminate at the future I-69.

 

Arkansas

 

I-32

The conceptual I-32 Interstate Corridor runs from Texarkana to Greenville Mississippi in Southern Arkansas. I-32 begins at I-30 east of Texarkana, then proceeds almost due east to El Dorado, crossing the Ouachita River just north of Lake Jack Lee, then continues through Crossett and Hamburg to Lake Village. The route continues from there across the Mississippi River to Greenville, Mississippi. Through most of the state, the US 82 is four-laned with interchanges at major junctions. After crossing the Mississippi River from Arkansas via the new four-laned, cable-stayed Mississippi River bridge, I-32 follows US 82 to Columbus, Indianola, Greenwood, Winona, and Starkville. The Mississippi Department of Transportation is constructing a US 82 bypass around Greenville. The new road will commence at the new Missippi River Bridge, creating a half-loop freeway around South Greenville. Interchanges are being built at the freeway's junctions with MS 454 and MS 1. The new bypass will be the southern terminus for freeway connector to I-69. From Starkville east through Columbus, US 82 is already built to freeway standards.

I-48

The conceptual I-48 Interstate corrdor is the conversion of US 412 in Northern Arkansas. I-48 runs through Northwest Arkansas in Benton County, the route serves Siloam Springs as a major route through the southern part of the city. US 412 has a concurrency with Highway 59 that ends in east Siloam Springs. US 412 becomes four-lane and runs east to enter Washington County. US 412 crosses I-49/US 62/US 71 in Springdale, where the route is four-lane with a center left-turn lane. Hindsville was bypassed in 2009 with a four-lane alignment of US 412. US 412 continues east, winding through forested land. In Alpena, US 412 begins a concurrency with US 62 for approximately 150 miles through north central Arkansas. After the concurrency ends, US 412 runs due east to through downtown Walnut Ridge.

I-51

US 65 is converted to the conceptual I-51 Interstate corridor from I-40 to Branson, Missouri.

I-57

The new I-57 conversion of US 67 is show in Northeast Arkansas.

I-53

The conceptual I-53 Interstate corridor connects the exsting I-530 from Little Rock to Pine Bluff, the "I-69 Spur" AR 530 to Monticello, and finally the "I-69 Spur Extension" from Monticello to Monroe, Louisiana.

I-49, I-69

I-49 runs along western Arkansas from Texarkana to Ft Smith. I-69 runs across southeast Arkansas. The new I-555 Interstate corridor is shown to Jonesboro.

 

Missouri

 

I-48

I-48 continues to follow US 412 through Missouri on its Bootheel, and then runs concurrent with I-155 into Tennessee to terminate at the future I-69.

I-51

I-51 Ozark Highway/Freeway Corridor proceeds north from Branson along US 65 to Springfield, then follows US 65 and US 54 to Jeffersonville and US 63 to Columbia and north into Iowa.

I-72

I-72 is extended from Illinois and Hannibal along US 36 to I-29 in St Joseph Missouri.

I-50, I-60 Trans America Highway

The I-50 Trans America Highway follows US 60 from I-55/I-57/US 60 interchange to I-44 in Springfield, and the I-60 Trans America Highway continues west from I-44 to I-49 north of Joplin into Kansas. West of Springfield, the Trans America Highway is designated as I-60 following a new terrain route far north of Joplin to connect to US 400 into Kansas.

 

Iowa

 

I-51

I-51 proceeds north along the US 218 Avenue of the Saints from Missouri to Iowa City. I-380 is converted to I-51 from Iowa City to Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, Cedar Falls. I-51 continues along the Avenue of the Saints to Mason City where it terminates at I-35.

 

Oklahoma

 

I-48

The High Priority US 412 Corridor is converted to I-48 from I-49 Fayetteville Arkansas to I-27 using the Cherokee and Cimarron Turnpikes.

I-27

I-27 continues north from Amarillo Texas through the panhandle into Colorado.

 

Mississippi

 

I-32

US 84 will become a four-lane in Arkansas and is already a four-lane highway in Mississippi would be converted to I-32 from Texarkana Arkansas to Tuscaloosa Alabama.

I-36

US 278 in Mississippi, MS 6, AL 24, and US 72 in Alabama form Corridor V in the Appalachian Development Highway System and Corridor 11 in ISTEA in 1991. It was desingnated a future Interstate corridor in TEA-21 in 1998 and should be designated as I-36. Corridor V is part of the Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS) in Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee. Corridor V starts at I-55 in Batesville, Mississippi, and ends at I-24 west of Chattanooga, Tennessee. The goal of ADHS was build four-lane highways through the Appalachian Region connected to the Interstate Highway System. Corridor V consists of MS 76/US 278/MS 6 in Mississippi. Corridor V between Batesville and Fulton was designated as National Highway System High Priority Corridor 42 and a Future Interstate Corridor as part of the 1998 Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century. Corridor V was designated as High Priority Corridor 11 in the National Highway System Designation Act of 1995.

I-14 Gulf Coast Strategic Highway/14th Amendment Highway

The I-14 Gulf Coast Strategic Highway and Fourteenth Amendment Highway under study by FHWA continues from Louisiana to Natchez Mississippi, following US 84 through the state into Alabama.

I-61

MDOT plans to convert US 49 to a freeway from Gulfport to Jackson and has suggested desingnating it as I-61. I-61 is connected directly into the planned I-310 spur in Gulfport and the existing I-110 in Biloxi could extend using MS 67 to I-61.

I-69

The I-69 corridor crosses the Mississippi River at the proposed Charles Dean Bridge west of Cleveland, proceeding north the Memphis where it connects to I-269 and I-22. The proposed new Mississippi River crossing south of Memphis is connected to I-55 in Arkansas and could be designated as I-255 or I-269.

 

Texas

 

I-34

A new conceptual I-34 connects Ft Worth to Wichita Falls then Amarillo. I-34 follows US 287 and I-40 until west of Amarillo International Airport, where it veers to the southeast toward Claude. I-34 continues along US 287 southeasterly to Wichita Falls. On the northwest side of the city US 287 merges with I-44, US 82, and US 277. After leaving Wichita Falls, I-34 continues along US 287/81 continues southeast to Fort Worth, where it merges with I-35W on the north side of town.

I-27

The proposed I-27 Ports to Plains Corridor extends north from Amarillo and south from Lubbock to the Mexico border. The Ports to Plain Corridor has two branches, one along US 87 to New Mexico and the other along TX 349 to Midland, both are likely to become four-land divided highways, probably not freeways unless traffic studies justify them. The mainline I-27 continues north into Oklahoma and Colorado. The southern mainline I-27 extension connects Big Spring, San Angelo, Del Rio, and I-35 near Laredo.

I-2

The existing Interstate 2 could become an extension of the I-27 Ports to Plain Corridor from Laredo to McAllen and Harlingen. This I-2 extension follows one of the cancelled Trans-Texas Corridors.

I-14 Central Texas Corridor/Gulf Coast Strategic Highway

The new I-14 Central Texas Corridor created in the FAST Act follows the US 190 corridor from TX 63 near Jaspar to Hunstville, Bryan, Killeen as studied in 2011. The I-14 Central Texas Corridor has branch Interstate corridors to Midland, Sonora, and along US 190 to Madisonville. Assuming the mainline corridor for I-14 goes to Midland {one of the Ports to Plains Corridor branches}, then the branch to Sonora could be I-114, and the branch to Madisonville could become I-514. An additional Interstate branch could extend along US 79 to Austin and would be designated as I-314.

I-18

I-18 extends from Louisiana through east Texas to the existing US 175 freeway into Dallas Texas.

I-6 Northwest Freeway

US 290 Northwest Freeway from Houston to Austin was advocated in 2011 by two Texas Congressmen to be designated as an Interstate which could be numbered I-6. The conceptual I-6 could duplex with I-10 and extend east along the US 90 Crosby Freeway to US 96 north of Beaumont to form the feeder corridor to the I-14 Central Texas Corridor as defined in the FAST Act.

I-47

Interstate 47 is an actual proposed branch of the I-14 Central Texas Corridor. The I-14 Central Texas Corridor contained many "feeder" branches to the various ports in Texas such as TX 123/US 181 to Corpus Christi and US 96 to Beaumont. TX 123/US 181 will likely become a four-lane divided highway from I-10 to Corpus Christi. US 96 is mostly a four-lane from Beaumont to Jaspar and connects directly to US 59 in Carthage. US 59 will be converted to I-369 when I-69 is completed in east Texas. Members of the Texas Congressional delegation have suggested the US 96 should be converted to a full Interstate Corridor which could become I-47.

I-6

US 290 Northwest Freeway from Houston to Austin was advocated in 2011 by two Texas Congressmen to become an Interstate corridor that could designated as I-6.

 

Alabama

 

I-32

In Alabama, I-32 continues to follow US 82 to Tuscaloosa. The conceptual I-32 follows US 82 from Mississippi to I-20/I-59 near Tuscaloosa. AlDOT is widening US 82 to make the highway four-laned. New bridges are being constructed and the highway the four-lane in Tuscaloosa County was completed in the fall of 2010.

I-36 Corridor V

Corridor V consists of US 72 in Alabama. I-36 is the suggested designation for TEA-21 High Priority Interstate Corridor 11, also Corridor V in the Appalachian Development Highway System, consisting of AL 24 to Decatur, I-565 to Huntsville, and US 72 to I-24 west of Chattanooga Tennessee.

I-14 Gulf Coast Strategic Highway/14th Amendment Highway

The I-14 Gulf Coast Strategic Highway and Fourteenth Amendment Highway continue from Mississippi following US 84 to Grove Hill then follows a completely new terrain route to I-65 at Greenville, continuing north along I-65 to Montgomery and east along I-85 and US 80 to Columbus Georgia. The I-85 extension proposed by ALDOT travels along the Montgomery Outer Loop then runs east as a new terrain route to I-20.