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Transportation secretary describes focus on Corridor H, King Coal and Coalfields highways


Transportation Secretary Jimmy Wriston still ranks Appalachian Corridor H, the King Coal Highway and the Coalfields Expressway as the top priorities for West Virginia’s road construction program at a time of historic federal funding.

“These are top of the list. These are things that we’re going to concentrate on,” Wriston told lawmakers on Sunday.

He said progress will be “significant” for the King Coal Highway, a 95-mile stretch through McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Wyoming, and Wayne counties as well as for the Coalfields Expressway, a multi-lane highway connecting the West Virginia Turnpike at Beckley with U.S. 23 at Slate, Va.

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