WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced three grants totaling $7,342,927 to help repair roads damaged as the result of natural disasters. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
“Many West Virginia roads are worse for wear—especially after flooding and heavy rains hit several of our counties in 2016 and 2018,” Senator Capito said. “I’m pleased to see this funding help those areas that haven’t gotten the attention they need. Safe roads are essential to West Virginians’ safety and our state’s commerce activities.”
“West Virginians have spoken out about the state of our infrastructure and it’s clear, they want better than the current predicament. This funding will help West Virginia fix highways in Hampshire, Hardy, Mineral and Morgan counties and roads in the Monongahela National Forest, both damaged by flooding, so that we can continue to rebuild as a state. I look forward to witnessing the progress made possible by this funding, and as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue to fight for funding that helps West Virginia fix our roads,” Senator Manchin said.
Individual awards listed below:
U.S. Forest Service – $3,342,927
West Virginia Department of Transportation – $3,000,000
U.S. Forest Service – $1,000,000