The Texas Transportation Commission has approved the designation of 25 miles of U.S. 190 running from Copperas Cove to Interstate 35 in Belton as I-14.
This provides the first interstate link for the Fort Hood are and surrounding communities connecting to I-35, The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) reports.
“As envisioned, the proposed I-14 corridor would improve access and connections to military installations along the US 190 corridor, as well as provide a critical artery for commerce, that ultimately would stretch from west Texas to the Texas-Louisiana border,” says TxDOT Deputy Executive Director Marc Williams.
“I applaud the Texas Department of Transportation in taking the first step in making Interstate 14 a reality through Texas,” says U.S. Rep. John R. Carter. “I have fought long and hard to ensure we have the best transportation system throughout central Texas to provide the foundation for continued economic growth and development that creates jobs. An interstate highway that connects our military at Fort Hood with the broader interstate system will better facilitate the logistical needs of the largest armored base in America. This is a day to celebrate the beginning of a bright future in meeting our transportation needs.”