New Corridor H project to be put out to bid soon

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin | Office of the Governor Earl Ray Tomblin
With the recent completion of a 4.4-mile section of the Appalachian Corridor H, West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced last week that construction on another project --  a 7.7-mile stretch of Corridor H -- would be put out for bid soon.

The new portion of the four-lane highway will run from Kerens, West Virginia, 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,” 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 phases of highway is expected to begin in spring 2016.

“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,” West Virginia Department of Transportation Secretary Paul Mattox said. “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."

Another 10-mile stretch leading into Davis, Tucker County, is under construction and is expected to be completed this fall.

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