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Old 04-03-2019, 09:53 AM
 
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interstate_14

It's just a coincidence that the number "14" also sort of follows the interstate numbering rules.
That's all I was looking for. I never heard of that until now.

Thank you.
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Old 04-03-2019, 10:15 AM
 
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This would have been beneficial for Atlanta and for better access to the Gulf coast beaches too but doubt this ever gets built.

Deep-South Optimized Transportation System: I-81 - From Lake Ontario to the Gulf Coast
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Old 04-03-2019, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Columbus, GA and Brookhaven, GA
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This would have been beneficial for Atlanta and for better access to the Gulf coast beaches too but doubt this ever gets built.

Deep-South Optimized Transportation System: I-81 - From Lake Ontario to the Gulf Coast
This route makes a ton of sense as well. That is the most direct route to the panhandle. There is already a ton of beach traffic now. An interstate would create a safer option to handle the ever increasing volume on the existing highways.
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Old 04-04-2019, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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This would have been beneficial for Atlanta and for better access to the Gulf coast beaches too but doubt this ever gets built.

Deep-South Optimized Transportation System: I-81 - From Lake Ontario to the Gulf Coast
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This route makes a ton of sense as well. That is the most direct route to the panhandle. There is already a ton of beach traffic now. An interstate would create a safer option to handle the ever increasing volume on the existing highways.
I like this except for using the outer perimeter footprint around Atlanta. Would get a better chance of approval if it were to overlay US 27 from LaGrange to Rome and not overlay 85 from Newnan to LaGrange. Bypasses would have to be built around Carrollton and Cedartown, but I don't think it would be that difficult to convert the already four laned US 27... as oppossed to a totally new route around the western suburbs of Atlanta. It could then overlay the four laned GA 53 from Rome to Calhoun and tie back into 75. I would recommend a new route from Dalton to Cleveland TN to tie back into 75 there.
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Old 04-04-2019, 11:48 AM
 
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I like this except for using the outer perimeter footprint around Atlanta. Would get a better chance of approval if it were to overlay US 27 from LaGrange to Rome and not overlay 85 from Newnan to LaGrange. Bypasses would have to be built around Carrollton and Cedartown, but I don't think it would be that difficult to convert the already four laned US 27... as oppossed to a totally new route around the western suburbs of Atlanta. It could then overlay the four laned GA 53 from Rome to Calhoun and tie back into 75. I would recommend a new route from Dalton to Cleveland TN to tie back into 75 there.
Do you think that western outer perimeter of Atlanta shouldn't be built or just that the I-81 route shouldn't be included as part of it and should bypass it?
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Old 04-04-2019, 03:30 PM
 
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I just drove that section btwn Macon and Augusta on GA540 and US1. it's a pretty good road, bypassing most towns and has only a couple of neckdowns (to two lanes). The trip from was four hours in light traffic at posted speed. However they would have been smarter going a north south route on US441 - already a multilane highway and calling it I-89 from Dublin on I-16 connecting to I-20 at Madison.
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Old 04-04-2019, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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I just drove that section btwn Macon and Augusta on GA540 and US1. it's a pretty good road, bypassing most towns and has only a couple of neckdowns (to two lanes). The trip from was four hours in light traffic at posted speed. However they would have been smarter going a north south route on US441 - already a multilane highway and calling it I-89 from Dublin on I-16 connecting to I-20 at Madison.
441 is already a divided highway posted at 65mph in rural areas. It’s not limited access, but there’s hardly any traffic to worry about along that stretch save for Milledgeville and Eatonton. It’s a great route if you’re going up to Athens or the far eastern/northeastern suburbs of Atlanta.
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Old 04-05-2019, 01:56 AM
 
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I live not too far from the current alignment of I-14. My belief is Louisiana will be the last to finish their sections.

I have been begging for this kind of Interstate. It will make my trips between Austin Texas and Atlanta so much easier.

It will also give East / West traffic a way to bypass Atlanta... if they made a I-114 spur someplace west of Villa-Rica and linked it to I-14 ... that would REALLY thru truck traffic.
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Old 04-05-2019, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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Do you think that western outer perimeter of Atlanta shouldn't be built or just that the I-81 route shouldn't be included as part of it and should bypass it?
I think the whole of the outer perimeter should have been built a long time ago. I also am a realist and know that NIMBY forces in the Atlanta area are likely to keep anything like that from happening. Converting US 27 to interstate status doesn't require much right of way acquisition, just where intersections would need to be upgraded to interchanges. Compared to an all new route in the western suburbs. I certainly don't see both happening, if anything could happen it would be my idea. It lines up perfectly with 185 as well.
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Old 04-05-2019, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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I live not too far from the current alignment of I-14. My belief is Louisiana will be the last to finish their sections.

I have been begging for this kind of Interstate. It will make my trips between Austin Texas and Atlanta so much easier.

It will also give East / West traffic a way to bypass Atlanta... if they made a I-114 spur someplace west of Villa-Rica and linked it to I-14 ... that would REALLY thru truck traffic.
See our discussion of an extension of I-81. That would serve this purpose. even if a spur were built like this, it would be a northern extension of I-185, not a new named spur. For all practical purposes, all that really needs to be done to US 27 to make it a viable link would be build a bypass around Carrollton and connect US 27 on the north side of LaGrange to 185.

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