May 09, 2022

Manchin, Capito Announce More Than $54 Million for West Virginia Bridge Repair and ADHS

Washington, DC — U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee and both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced West Virginia will receive $54,790,795 from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) as part of Fiscal Year 2022 appropriations. Of that funding, $40,000,000 will go towards bridge replacement rehabilitation and the remaining $14,790,795 will go towards the Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS).

“West Virginia’s infrastructure plays a critical role in our state’s economy. Fixing our roads, bridges and highways is one of my top priorities, which is why I successfully fought to include my Finish the ADHS Act in our bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJAto secure nearly $200 million in funding toward the completion of Corridor H,” Senator Manchin said. “West Virginia has the highest percentage of bridges in poor condition in the country, which is why I have fought for years through my seat on the Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee for dedicated funding for bridge rehabilitation across the state. I am pleased West Virginia is receiving more than $54 million from FHWA this year, and I will continue to work with federal and state agencies to address the infrastructure needs of the Mountain State.”

“This funding is addressing two of our state’s biggest transportation infrastructure challenges: structurally deficient bridges and the completion of Corridor H. Both of these items have been high priorities for me as I work on both the EPW and Appropriations Committees,” Senator Capito said. “I worked closely with Senator Shelby to secure a set-aside specifically for ADHS in the regular appropriations process. This funding on its own is substantial, but when combined with the funding included in the bipartisan infrastructure law, the impact is even greater to address West Virginia’s surface transportation infrastructure needs.”