July 11, 2011

Manchin Attends Ribbon Cutting For Mon-Fayette Expressway

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today attended the ribbon cutting for the Mon-Fayette Expressway in Morgantown. The completion of the expressway will support commerce, attract residents, and provide new incentives for companies looking to invest in the area and create jobs. 

“This is an exciting day for businesses and the people of West Virginia here in Morgantown. By working together, we have accomplished something significant– we’re improving infrastructure so businesses can thrive in our state,” Senator Manchin said. “When I was Governor, with the help of Earl Ray Tomblin as Senate President, we took this project on and made its completion a priority. It was part of my administration’s effort to take a sensible approach to construction projects that had been started, but never finished. Today stands as proof of our success.”  

“Monongalia County continues to grow, and it is one of the most prosperous areas of our state. The Mon-Fayette Expressway will only enhance economic development and business expansion in this area. Investments like these help build our children’s – and West Virginia’s future. Not only will the Mon-Fayette Expressway open up new opportunities for business, this road will now provide another route for travel, improve safety, reduce the volume of traffic on roads and alleviate congestion. I thank everyone here today for your efforts to make this day a reality.”