The proposed interstate highway, I-3, that would link Knoxville, TN to Savannah has reached a dead-end according to an editorial in the Savannah Morning News:
The 435-mile interstate route would be projected to cost $4.8 billion. That’s a huge number compared to the proposed $600 million Savannah harbor deepening project, which has a higher priority.
Don Grantham, the Georgia Department of Transportation board member for the 10th Congressional District, agreed that I-3 is not feasible. “The conceptual idea might be great, but I don’t think the funding is there,” he said.
He’s probably right. And compared to port deepening, this highway isn’t as critical.
Maybe there will be a highway connecting Knoxville and Savannah at some point, but it probably won’t be any time soon.