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Author Topic: US-96 to become an Interstate?  (Read 5625 times)

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Re: US-96 to become an Interstate?
« Reply #50 on: July 30, 2021, 05:27:41 PM »

Thanks, but I fail to see the need for any Interstate, or even a freeway, on US 96 north of the US 69 split. Four-laning TX 105 from Lumberton to Cleveland where it meets US 59/Future I-69 would be a good enough connection.

Oh no!  Not the "good enough" argument again.

Pretty much the only way an Interstate between the 69/96 split in Lumberton and anywhere north of there on 96 would be considered is if I-14 were to become an active concept along its projected pathway out of TX and across to Alexandria, LA; then as a connector down to the port area.  But east of I-69, it's likely that such a I-14 corridor won't see the light of day in our lifetimes; there's just no organized effort nor viable political clout to pull off such a limited-value corridor segment.  But again, a conditional rationale for this would be if US 165 north of Alexandria eventually connects to the AR 530 N-S corridor in that state (as a further I-57 extension?); I-14 would then be a useful way to shunt any traffic from that route over into TX (pardon the veer into quasi-fictional territory).  Otherwise, effectively nada!
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Re: US-96 to become an Interstate?
« Reply #51 on: August 04, 2021, 04:47:47 PM »

Anything that puts an interstate onto the the US 165 and LA 28 corridors is more likely to happen than Louisiana building its segment of I-69.
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Re: US-96 to become an Interstate?
« Reply #52 on: August 04, 2021, 04:56:53 PM »

If nobody here knows of any actual agency considering the upgrade, then the edit on Wikipedia should probably be disputed.

Thank you, whoever that was.

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Re: US-96 to become an Interstate?
« Reply #53 on: August 04, 2021, 06:35:22 PM »

Anything that puts an interstate onto the the US 165 and LA 28 corridors is more likely to happen than Louisiana building its segment of I-69.

Mosey on over to the I-14/TX thread for breaking news on this front.
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