Future home of Interstate 69 is now open

Today, Discovery Park employees and members of the Obion County Chamber of Commerce celebrated the opening of the portion of the future I-69 that travels from Fulton, Kentucky through Union City, Tennessee with lunch in Discovery Park’s Cooper Tower.

“Robert Kirkland first picked this spot for Discovery Park nearly 15 years ago in anticipation of this day. It’s fantastic to see it finally open, “said Scott Williams, CEO of Discovery Park. “Now, we can all look forward to the completion of the final leg south toward Dyersburg. That is really going to be a game changer for tourism and industry in this entire region.”

TDOT crews made the transition from the current roadway to the new roadway direction on Wednesday morning. The section from west of SR 21 to south of SR 5 in Obion County has taken multiple projects over a decade and an investment of over $220 million.

The US 51 interchange with US 45 in Tennessee, stretching into Kentucky, is identified for funding in TDOT’s 10-Year Project Plan, with construction scheduled in Fiscal Year 2028. Once completed, I-69 in Tennessee will be connected to I-69 in Kentucky.