Interstate 14 is a proposed highway that would run from Interstate 10 in West Texas to Interstate 20 in Augusta, Georgia.
Interstate 14 will connect many places to one another: it will connect forts, ports, major cities, and other highways. These connections will provide a robust transportation network.
Strategic Military impact:
The connections that I-14 makes between military installations and ports means the training of soldiers will be enhanced and many more deployment options will be available. This will increase the efficiency of our military and make our nation safer overall.
enhanced economic development:
I-14 will run through some of the poorest parts of our nation. This highway will address the impoverished areas it goes through by providing opportunity for those living there. This opportunity comes through better business and better business is better for everyone.
What has been accomplished:
Congress commissions a study to be completed on the I-14 concept.
The Federal Highways Administration completed a study outlining route alternatives from Natchez, MS to Augusta, GA and presented it to congress.
The Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST) is signed by President Obama officially assigning the Future I-14 designation to the US 190 Central Texas Corridor.
The first stretch of I-14 was built from US 190 in Killeen, TX near Fort Hood connecting it to I-35.
The Fall Line Freeway completed running from the Georgia/Alabama border to Augusta, the groundwork for I-14.
Youth Infrastructure Coalition formed with the main objective to push for I-14 through Georgia and Alabama.
Columbus, GA becomes the first city to pass a resolution advocating for I-14.
Three State congressional caucus formed led by Representative Brain Babin with senators and representatives from Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
Mississippi Departent of Transportation passes a resolutions promoting I-14 in the state.
Youth Infrastructure Coalitions joins the Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley to create a non-profit fund to help spread awareness of the I-14 project to better help the lives of those living in poverty.
The Russell County Commission passes a resolution advocating for I-14, making them the first community in Alabama to push for the Interstate.