Support grows for proposed I-14


Augusta commissioners are on board in support of a proposed freeway, and now so are some Augusta state lawmakers. 

The proposal is called “The I-14 Expansion” and would extend from Texas, across the south to Georgia and connect the cities of Columbus, Macon and Augusta.

Commissioners approved a resolution of support on Wednesday and requested  Augusta area state lawmakers to also get behind the proposal. 

“I do think our delegation would be in support of this. I can’t speak for everyone else but I can tell them from traveling throughout Georgia, I can tell them from talking to other families that travel…it would definitely help up us to pull Macon, Augusta and Columbus together travel wise,” said State Representative Sheila Nelson of Augusta. 

Commissioners say I-14 would follow the current Fall Line Freeway and that would help reduce costs.

The Georgia DOT has not approved any funding for the project.

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