West Virginia. to receive federal funding to build Corridor H stretch


CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – More work is ahead for Corridor H in West Virginia.

Gov. Jim Justice says in a news release the state will receive a $20 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation toward building 10 miles along the four-lane expressway in Tucker County.

The road is among the last uncompleted sections of the Appalachian highway system proposed more than 50 years ago in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations.

The highway is intended to run 130 miles from Interstate 79 at Weston to the Virginia border. Proponents say it would open the rural region to economic development.

Justice also announced Thursday the state will received $20 million in federal funding for a bypass around Berkeley Springs in Morgan County.

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