Does Georgia need another interstate highway? (SR44)

A push for another interstate highway across Georgia gained initial support in the General Assembly this week.

The Senate Transportation Committee Wednesday passed Senate Resolution 44, which supports the creation of Interstate 14 across middle Georgia and urges the state’s Congressional delegation to do likewise.

I-14 would begin in west Texas and end in Augusta. In Georgia, it could result in the Fall Line Freeway (which follows various state and federal highways) becoming an interstate. Some parts of the Georgia route are already built to interstate standards, though the rest would need to be upgraded.