12.06.18

Capito Announces $40 Million for Critical Transportation Infrastructure

Funding will support Corridor H, Fairview Connector

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $40,000,000 through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grants. Funding will support the West Virginia Department of Transportation with two specific projects: a bypass around Berkeley Springs that includes construction of the Fairview Connector; and the construction of approximately 10 miles of a four-lane expressway in Tucker County as part of the Appalachian Development Highway System.
 
“This is a much needed investment in two critical projects that will make West Virginia roadways safer and more efficient. Not only is this good for travelers and those living in Berkeley Springs and Tucker County communities, but it’s good for commerce and our state’s economic potential by better connecting West Virginia to transportation hubs around the country,” Senator Capito said. “From my first day in the Senate, I have advocated for Corridor H and similar projects that will greatly improve our transportation infrastructure, and I’m glad my conversations with Transportation Secretary Chao have proved beneficial to West Virginia. I will continue working to help deliver similar resources.”
 
Individual awards listed below:

  • $20,000,000 – West Virginia Department of Transportation, Berkeley Springs bypass project
  • $20,000,000 – West Virginia Department of Transportation, Tucker County expressway project

 

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