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Has anyone heard anything as of lately about the Interstate 14 project it was proposed in 2004 to run from Augusta, GA to Macon to Columbus/Phenix City to Montgomery, to Jackson, MS, to Natchez, MS. But last I heard about a year ago congress wanted to run it from Austin, Tx to Myrtle Beach, SC. I haven't seen any headlines as of lately so has anyone heard anything about it?

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Has anyone heard anything as of lately about the Interstate 14 project it was proposed in 2004 to run from Augusta, GA to Macon to Columbus/Phenix City to Montgomery, to Jackson, MS, to Natchez, MS. But last I heard about a year ago congress wanted to run it from Austin, Tx to Myrtle Beach, SC. I haven't seen any headlines as of lately so has anyone heard anything about it?

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Has anyone heard anything as of lately about the Interstate 14 project it was proposed in 2004 to run from Augusta, GA to Macon to Columbus/Phenix City to Montgomery, to Jackson, MS, to Natchez, MS. But last I heard about a year ago congress wanted to run it from Austin, Tx to Myrtle Beach, SC. I haven't seen any headlines as of lately so has anyone heard anything about it?

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Haven't heard much about it lately, but I found something interesting about I-185. The plans are to extend I-185 from Columbus down to Montecello, Fla. It is from the Albany Herald, but I read it in the Macon Telegraph. There has been no mention of this in the Columbus media. Here is the article I-185 Expansion. Any thoughts from anyone?

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I found it! Thanks for the seed to get me going! This is awesome news. I'd love to see this work out.

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Has anyone heard anything as of lately about the Interstate 14 project it was proposed in 2004 to run from Augusta, GA to Macon to Columbus/Phenix City to Montgomery, to Jackson, MS, to Natchez, MS. But last I heard about a year ago congress wanted to run it from Austin, Tx to Myrtle Beach, SC. I haven't seen any headlines as of lately so has anyone heard anything about it?

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I don't think there's any more news re: I-14. I think that Albany may have gotten a jump on some Columbus Leaders who want to support an I-22 extension which makes much more economic sense and allows for a Benning Bypass around Columbus.

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Somewhere a long time ago, I saw a plan in Alabama to have a highway from Montomery to Dothan to Tallahassee. That could connect all of SW GA and SE AL. But I can't remember where I saw that.

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GA DOT Commissioner Evans said this morning at a Chamber breakfast in Lagrange that the limited access highway (aka I-14) between Augusta and Columbus was a high priority for her administration.

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Augusta's congressmen faced criticism (Augusta Chronical here) in general election for not doing more to promote proposed interstates. Columbus' leadership are sitting on the sidelines - AGAIN - and letting other cities drive the debate about where new proposed interstates go. Our economic development leaders (aka the chamber of commerce) will let the next round pass us by again costing us thousands more potential jobs? August has even stolen the concept of continuing I-81 from Tennessee as an alternative to I-3. Some in our community wanted I-81 down the west side of Georgia to Florida and re-designating I-185.

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It got buried in the State section of the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer (article here), but the State Transportation honchos have come together to bring a message of doom to the Governor and new legislature. Underfunding transportation could cost Georgia hundreds of thousands of jobs in future years. The IT3 project is a centerpiece in the report the State leadership.

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The city of College Station TX has joined the Gulf Coast Strategic Highway System Coalition. The organization exists to promote the I-14 development in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. We need an organization like this to keep the project alive in Alabama and Georgia, as well as others like I-22. KBTX article:

I_14_CollegeStTX.pdf

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I_14_CollegeStTX.pdf

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