CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced two Department of Transportation (DOT) Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grants to support infrastructure improvement projects in Morgantown and Wheeling.
“Today’s grant announcement is great news for those who live, work, or travel in Wheeling and Morgantown,” Ranking Member Capito said. “As cities and towns across our state grow, we must continue to invest in key infrastructure projects that accommodate the economic and local needs of these communities. As a member of the Appropriations Committee, and through my role on the Environment and Public Works Committee, I’ll continue to advocate for resources that support building out and improving West Virginia’s infrastructure, like I did with these projects in Morgantown and Wheeling.”
“Investing in infrastructure projects across West Virginia has monumental impacts on our communities and local economies. I’m pleased DOT prioritized the Wheeling Streetscape and Greenbag Road projects after working with my office earlier this year. I have worked closely with both the Wheeling and Morgantown communities for years on these projects, and I am so pleased that they are receiving the funding I requested to enhance our communities, encourage economic development, and create safer roads and paths for our fellow West Virginians to utilize. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue to fight for funding to support infrastructure upgrades and improvements across the entire state,” Senator Manchin said.
Individual awards and descriptions included below: