COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - Supporters of a proposed new interstate that would connect communities in five southern states say it would reduce poverty and improve the lives of residents along the route.
The proposed Interstate 14 would run from west Texas across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia.
A map showing a route for the concept being promoted by its supporters shows it running through the central portions of all five states.
In Georgia, it would connect Columbus with Macon and Augusta.
The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that a University of Georgia student and two Alabama friends launched a nonprofit organization earlier this year to promote the concept.
A Columbus-based multi-media firm produced a video outlining the idea, and why supporters say the interstate should be built.