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Report details plans for new Ga. to Miss. highway

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Posted: Feb 14, 2012 6:39 AM
Source: Associated Press

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MACON, Ga. - A federal report details plans for a possible new interstate highway that would move traffic from Augusta through central Georgia and Alabama to Natchez, Miss.

In Georgia, one proposal calls for the interstate cutting through an area just south of Macon.

No funding for the federal route has been identified. The Federal Highway Administration launched the study to meet a congressional mandate.

The 14th Amendment Highway study examined five options for a new route from Augusta to Natchez. The options ranged from about $296 million to $7.7 billion.

Experts say that even if the new highway is never built, its ideas will likely affect other transportation plans.

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