So far, only 25 miles of the highway – all in Texas – have been completed. To finish the highway, Congress would need to designate the route an interstate – and likely provide billions of dollars to help do the work.
Members of the Senate Transportation Committee endorse the project – to a point. They approved SR 44, but only after receiving assurances that I-14 wouldn’t leapfrog other state highway projects in line for federal funding.
SR 44 now awaits a vote by the full Senate.