As recently posted on "I-69 in LA..." thread, a ROD has not yet been issued for SIU 14. I've communicated with a local FHWA official and it appears that the major holdup/problem is that neither Louisiana nor Arkansas has any funds allocated for I-69 SIU 14 in their respectives STIPs. If a ROD were to sit dormant for a certain length of time, a re-evaluation would have to occur before any construction could begin. The various governmental entities are currently trying to figure out the best way to handle this situation.
In the FEIS, Arkansas projects a twenty-five year implementation schedule from 2015 to 2040, which projects a beginning four years before Louisiana's projected start date of 2019 (pages 5-7 and 5-8 of FEIS; pages 207-208/760 of pdf).
Arkansas now has a Record of Decision for each of the three I-69 SIUs (with I-69 SIU 28/I-69 Connector/Highway 530's ROD being in addition to the RODs for SIUs 12, 13, and 14) located within its borders because a Record of Decision was recently issued for SIU 14, which is also partially located in Louisiana. I recently received an email from the Northwest Louisiana Council of Governments ("NLCOG") to that effect:
FHWA issued a ROD, for I-69 SIU-14, April 27th, 2012. NLCOG is in the process of transferring the SIU-14 website from URS Corp. to our domain, but it is a painful process to work with Network Solutions. I might go ahead and post the signed ROD document on our nlcog.org homepage.
I initially posted this info in the "I-69 in LA ..." thread
, but I decided to go ahead and also post it here because it is noteworthy that Arkansas now has Records of Decision for the entire length of I-69 through the state.
NLCOG has moved quickly and posted the I-69 SIU 14 ROD
on its website.second edit
LaDOTD also has an I-69 SIU 14 Environmental Documents