Congressman Farenthold Introduces legislation to Expand State Highway 44 into I-69
by Blake Farenthold on January 26, 2015 at 1:32 PM
I recently re-introduced legislation that would expand Interstate 69 to include Texas State Highway 44. This bill would designate State Highway 44 as a future segment of I-69, known as the “44 to 69 Act.” Under this legislation, both the city of Corpus Christi and Corpus Christi International Airport would be included in the I-69 interstate highway system.
The "44 to 69 Act" better connects Corpus Christi’s airport and port to the rest of the country. As Texas’ economy continues to grow, so does the need for surface transportation and modern infrastructure to move freight and people. Extending and completing I-69 now will better position Texas’ ports to enjoy the economic benefits coming with the expansion of the Panama Canal. I am proud to author this piece of legislation.
The I-69 corridor stretches from Port Huron, Michigan, through the heartland to Texas and covers portions of the 27th Congressional District, including Wharton, Victoria, San Patricio and Nueces Counties.