September 20, 2019

Manchin, Capito Announce Infrastructure Funding To Repair Damage After Storm

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced three grants totaling $7,342,927 to help repair roads damaged as the result of natural disasters. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). 

“West Virginians have spoken out about the state of our infrastructure and it’s clear, they want better than the current predicament. This funding will help West Virginia fix highways in Hampshire, Hardy, Mineral and Morgan counties and roads in the Monongahela National Forest, both damaged by flooding, so that we can continue to rebuild as a state. I look forward to witnessing the progress made possible by this funding, and as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue to fight for funding that helps West Virginia fix our roads,” Senator Manchin said.

“Many West Virginia roads are worse for wear—especially after flooding and heavy rains hit several of our counties in 2016 and 2018,” Senator Capito said. “I’m pleased to see this funding help those areas that haven’t gotten the attention they need. Safe roads are essential to West Virginians’ safety and our state’s commerce activities.”

Individual awards listed below:

  • $3,342,927 - U.S. Forest Service
  • $3,000,000 - West Virginia Department of Transportation
  • $1,000,000 - U.S. Forest Service