Interstate 14 From Odessa to Georgia Has Support From Both Sides
We have been hearing a lot about Interstate 14 lately, but now it is getting closer to being reality.
According to the Midland Reporter-Telegram, Senator Ted Cruz was at the Petroleum Museum for a press conference about the interstate which is currently in central Texas running from Killeen to Belton.
But with Biden's new $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan and an amendment written by Ted Cruz and Democratic Georgia senator Raphael Warnock, the plan is for Interstate 14 to begin in Odessa and cross through Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, and ending in Augusta, Georgia.
“I-14 will take the incredible economic energy produced here in the Permian Basin and create an interstate that runs all the way to the Atlantic Ocean,” said Cruz at a press conference held by MOTRAN (Midland-Odessa Transportation Alliance).
The path will take the interstate through rural areas that have never had an interstate and connect several military bases along the way while providing jobs during construction.
Senator Cruz said he teamed up with democratic Georgia Senator Warnock because they shared an interest in creating jobs in their states.
“I'm very proud that we were able to get a big legislative win for the Permian Basin in this time where Washington is so divided with partisan infighting,” said Cruz. “It's good to see we can get some good things accomplished.”
If the amendment passes the House, the I-14 project will be the next interstate project funded by state and federal governments, but it would be "many years" before construction begins and is completed.
30 Actors Who Were Born in Texas