Conaway Introduces Bill Connecting the Rest to the West
Washington – Thursday, Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) introduced legislation to expand Interstate 14. H.R. 4823, entitled Connecting the Rest to the West, would connect Brady, Texas and Junction, Texas, through San Angelo, Texas to Midland, Texas.
“The Concho Valley region provides a critical and strategic crossroads for our national security and economic trade routes,” said Congressman Conaway. “San Angelo is one the largest cities in the nation without an interstate running through it and expanding I-14 through this area just makes sense. This expansion through San Angelo to Midland will not only provide a safer route for travelers and economic boon in the area, but will also directly connect the Permian Basin – one of the top oil and gas producing regions in the world – with one on the largest ports in the country. Allowing our producers to more quickly and safely move their products to market will further shore up our nation’s energy independence.
“In addition to the economic benefits felt in West Texas, the route will also provide our military with a clear route connecting larger military installations in Texas, including to Fort Bliss and Fort Hood, to the strategic seaports on the Gulf Coast. I’m hopeful that this legislation will provide our growing district and country with the infrastructure it needs to continue to prosper.”
To view the proposed Interstate 14 expansion, click here.