Interstate 69: ‘The last great American highway’

By , Guest Columnist Published: February 25, 2020 3:35 PM CT
Guest Columnist

Scott Williams

Scott Williams is president and CEO of Discovery Park of America in Union City, Tennessee. Previously he served as president and COO of the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

Then-Mayor Willie Herenton was such a supporter of I-69, he hosted the Mid-Continent Highway Coalition’s first meeting in November 1992 at The Peabody. Around 50 business and community leaders from all eight of the states that would benefit from I-69 attended that day.


Discovery Park Interstate 69 Tennessee Department of Transportation John Tanner Willie Herenton


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