Ribbon Cutting: Corridor H, Bismarck to Tucker County Line

Edited from a Press Release
 Ribbon Cutting: Corridor H, Bismarck to Tucker County Line

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (May 28, 2015) – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced the completion of a 4.4-mile section of Corridor H and plans to put an additional 7.5-mile stretch of the Appalachian Corridor H project out for bid in the coming weeks. The new stretch of the four-lane highway will go from Kerens half way to Parsons.


“Completing Corridor H has been a work in progress for a number of years, and I’m pleased we are able to announce work on an additional stretch of roadway to bring this project one-step closer to completion,” Gov. Tomblin said. “These continued efforts are made possible through public-private partnerships that not only save taxpayers’ dollars, but help to speed up construction and spur economic growth. By investing in our infrastructure, we have the potential to impact both our state and local economies.  I look forward to announcing the bidding process for this new stretch of road in a few weeks.”   


Construction on the new phase of highway is anticipated to start in the spring of 2016. 


Gov. Tomblin today joined local, state and federal representatives to cut the ribbon on a portion of the road that goes from Bismarck to the Tucker County line. 


“Opening another 4.4 miles and beginning the process for a new section of roadway highlight years of aggressive work by many organizations to finish Corridor H as quickly as possible,” said Secretary Paul Mattox of the West Virginia Department of Transportation. “The Corridor H project has been around for a long time, but we are continuing to make great progress and hope with this new momentum, we can continue to see good things happen as we bring the last of the unfinished corridor in West Virginia closer to completion."


An additional 10-mile stretch leading into Davis, Tucker County, is under construction with a projected completion date of fall 2015. When this phase of the project completed, nearly 76 percent of Corridor H will be complete.

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