Capito, Manchin Announce $2.4 Million to Repair Damaged Roadways

Funding will repair roads in Wayne, Wetzel counties

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), chair of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $2,492,275 for West Virginia through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Public Assistance grant program. Funding will assist the West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) with repairs to roadways in Wayne and Wetzel counties that were damaged as a result of storms in February 2018. 

“The aftermath of storms can have a devastating impact on the roads West Virginians depend on to get to work and provide for their families,” Senator Capito said. “As communities pull themselves up after flooding, it is critical that state and federal partners work with them to repair damaged infrastructure and ensure the safety of West Virginians. As chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, I will continue to work to ensure West Virginia communities and communities across America have the resources they need to recover from natural disasters."

“Our state has survived many weather-related disasters, which have unfortunately taken a toll on our roadways across West Virginia. This funding will help repair and clear roadways that have been damaged by severe storms, flooding, mudslides, and landslides for safer travel. I’m glad that the WV Division of Highways have received these grants and as a member of the Appropriations committee, I will continue to seek similar funding for West Virginia in the future,” Senator Manchin said. 

Individual awards listed below:

  • WVDOH District 2 - $1,311,207 for repairs in Wayne County.

  • WVDOH District 6 - $1,181,068 for repairs in Wetzel County.