June 15, 2020

Manchin Announces $12 Million To Help Corridor H Project Completion

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, after a call with U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine Chao, announced $12 million through the DOT Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) Grant program to help complete the section of Corridor H from Kerens to Parsons. This new funding marks nearly $150 million in federal funding for Corridor H since 2018.

“Today I spoke with DOT Secretary Chao and I am proud to announce $12 million to help complete Corridor H. I am grateful for Secretary Chao’s continued assistance to West Virginia and in particular the Corridor H project. I also want to congratulate the WV Department of Transportation for their continued efforts to finish Corridor H. The INFRA Grant program received more than 172 applications totaling over $7.2 billion in requests for a program funded at $906 million. It is a testament to the importance of completing Corridor H that WV received $12 million of those funds from DOT. When completed, Corridor H will be the economic gateway to much of West Virginia, which is why I worked hard as Governor to open more than half of Corridor H and as Senator, I will continue to fight for West Virginia to receive the funding to complete Corridor H,” Senator Manchin said.