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I-255: Proposed in the late 1950s as a connecton from I-55 to
I-40 through midtown Memphis. Was not part of the "Yellow
Book", but appears as a proposed route on the 1959 TN map.
History: The segment from I-55 to US 78/Lamar Ave was open by 1969.
The rest of the route from US 78/Lamar Ave to I-40 was completed in July, 1971.
Around 1973, possibly relating to a Supreme Court decision against the then-planned I-40 segment through Overton Park, I-255 was replaced by an I-240 extension.
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