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According to the Tennessee Department of Transportation, the section of I-69 that runs alongside Discovery Park of America from a little northwest of the former Wingfoot Golf Course to Reelfoot Avenue was the first of three projects that encompass the I-69 loop around Union City.

The section to the southwest down to US 51 was the second section. Both segments have been completed up to final grading and paving has began. TDOT anticipates that all three segments will be completed and paved by fall of 2023. This will open the entire Union City loop. The remainder of the project, including the exchange in Fulton and the section south of Union City all the way to Dyersburg, are currently in various phases of development.