COLLEGE STATION – Thanks to a recently signed five-year federal transportation bill, I-14 will one day pass through Killeen, Belton, Bryan-College Station, Huntsville, Livingston, Woodville and Jasper.
The new law creates the congressionally-designated I-14 corridor, which begins in West Texas and generally follows US 190 before ending on SH 63 at the Sabine River.
It also gives the legal authorization to designate the first stretch of I-14 — a 25-mile stretch of US 190 serving the Fort Hood-Killeen area that is already at interstate standards.
Designation of that portion could happen within a year. Completion of the remainder of the corridor will begin once environmental and route studies are finished and funding comes through.
The I-14 corridor designation amendment was sponsored in the U.S. Senate by Texas Sen. John Cornyn and authored and presented in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Brian Babin of Woodville with support from Rep. Blake Farenthold of Corpus Christi — both of whom are members of the House Transportation Committee.
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