Members of Congress from Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi are co-sponsoring legislation introduced Thursday to expand the congressionally designated Interstate 14 corridor across the three states.
The corridor currently runs from West Texas to the Texas-Louisiana border generally following US 190. The first section of I-14 from Killeen and Fort Hood to I-35 at Belton was added to the Interstate Highway System in 2017.
The proposed legislation would extend the corridor eastward following highways LA 8, LA 28 and US 84 in Louisiana through Leesville, Fort Polk, Alexandria, Pineville and Vidalia where it would cross the Mississippi River. In Mississippi it would follow US 84 eastward from Natchez to Brookhaven and Laurel where it would terminate at Interstate 59.