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Old 04-01-2019, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Lake Spivey, Georgia
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Keeping my fingers crossed that this comes to fruition.
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Old 04-01-2019, 03:58 PM
 
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Just what we need more pork barrel politics. I guess the existing roadway isn't good enuf for some people here.
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Old 04-01-2019, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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Just what we need more pork barrel politics. I guess the existing roadway isn't good enuf for some people here.
I can see both sides here. Yes, there is the 4 lane divided highway “Fall Line Freeway” which has scant to nil traffic depending on where you’re at, there’s a good reason(s) for that..

One, not many people know about it in the first place. Two, it isn’t exactly all straight line from point A to B. It zig zags for quite a while, especially in east central Georgia between Macon and Augusta. Three, it doesn’t directly connect to anything, it’s just a string of former existing upgraded roads and newly built roads.

That said, an interstate highway provides recognition on a map that would be straightened out to go directly at interstate speeds of 70mph in rural areas (currently 65mph of windy roads..still not bad, but it makes a difference, especially on those curves). Really, it’s aligning the road to more efficiently connect Augusta, Macon and Columbus with the rest of the south. Bypassing Atlanta is another huge advantage to those inside and outside the state.

Seems good enough to fund to me.
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Old 04-02-2019, 08:08 PM
 
Location: 30461
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Why 14, though? Don't interstates typically increase in number as you head north? This will obviously be north of I-16. It should be called I-18 for consistancy's sake.
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Old 04-02-2019, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Decatur, GA
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Why 14, though? Don't interstates typically increase in number as you head north? This will obviously be north of I-16. It should be called I-18 for consistancy's sake.
Only in Georgia, the existing segment around Temple, TX is south of I-16.
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Old 04-02-2019, 08:42 PM
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Why 14, though? Don't interstates typically increase in number as you head north? This will obviously be north of I-16. It should be called I-18 for consistancy's sake.
It runs through the "Black Belt" of Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi so they named it for the 14th amendment.

A portion has already been built in Texas, so GA passing the resolution means more than if there was no I-14 anywhere yet. Texas actually was a late tag on to the plan. It originally was ending in MS or LA.
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Old 04-03-2019, 04:23 AM
 
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It runs through the "Black Belt" of Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi so they named it for the 14th amendment.
Is this a joke?
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Old 04-03-2019, 09:11 AM
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Is this a joke?
No. Besides connecting forts, one of the ideas was connecting poor, mostly minority areas in order to generate economic development.

In case you hadn't heard the term before, this was a fertile region with lots of cotton plantations:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_...U.S._region%29
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Old 04-03-2019, 09:22 AM
 
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No.
Ok, so do you have a source to back up your assertion that "they named it for the 14th amendment?"
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Old 04-03-2019, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Georgia
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Ok, so do you have a source to back up your assertion that "they named it for the 14th amendment?"
I mean it's literally the first thing that comes up about it in a google search:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interstate_14

It's just a coincidence that the number "14" also sort of follows the interstate numbering rules.
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