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Nov 13

Tanger Outlets/ Landers Center Traffic Mitigation

Posted on November 13, 2015 at 3:19 PM by Darren Musselwhite

Although MDOT's recently-announced I-55 Widening Projects will provide long-term improvements to transportation efficiency and safety, the opening of the Tanger Outlets on November 20, 2015 combined with the Landers Center and other existing traffic creates an obvious challenge in this area for now.
The City of Southaven has partnered with MDOT, Tanger, and Landers Center officials to take the following action to be as efficient as possible with current circumstances:

  • Two left-turn lanes eastbound on Church Rd. to Airways Blvd.
  • Extended right-turn lane westbound on Church Rd. to Airways Blvd.
  • Dual turn lanes on the I-55 southbound ramp at Church Rd.
  • Electronic message boards northbound and southbound on I-55 as well as eastbound and westbound on Church Rd. to caution drivers and suggest alternative routes
  • Increased Police presence on I-55 and surrounding intersections to caution drivers and monitor traffic flow with MDOT
  • Overflow parking and shuttle service from the Landers Center to the Tanger Outlets for the first two weekends from 6:00 AM-11:00 PM on Friday/Saturday, and 8:00 AM-8:00 PM on Sunday
  • Suggested Alternative Routes...Our local residents will naturally be more familiar with local street grids and will choose their preferred alternative routes, but we want to encourage visitors to consider the following alternative routes and use the attached map:


From the North or Northwest...

Exit I-55 eastbound at Shelby Dr. (Tennessee) or Stateline Rd. to southbound Airways Blvd. 

From the East...

Exit I-240 (Tennessee) southbound at Airways Blvd.

Exit Highway 78 southbound at Highway 305 to westbound Church Rd.

From the South or Southwest...

Exit I-55 eastbound at Church Rd. 


From the North...

Exit I-55 westbound at Stateline Rd. or Goodman Rd. to southbound Highway 51

Finally, we ask for patience and cooperation from both our local residents and visitors as we continue to work with MDOT to optimize transportation efficiency and safety.
Alternative Traffic Routes for I-55 Church Rd.