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W.Va. transportation chief says federal infrastructure dollars will drive highway construction


There’s a national political battle over an infrastructure bill, but West Virginia’s transportation secretary says the state urgently needs the money and support.
“With the advent of the infrastructure bill that we’re awaiting the president’s signature, tomorrow actually, I hope that we can take our three biggest priorities — Corridor H, Coalfield highway and King Coal Highway — and move that ball to unbelievable limits,” Transportation Secretary Jimmy Wriston told legislators Sunday evening.

Corridor H is an Appalachian Highway that cuts through West Virginia’s central mountains to Virginia.
The Coalfields Expressway, or U.S. 121, is a multi-lane highway connecting the West Virginia Turnpike at Beckley with U.S. 23 at Slate, Va.
The King Coal Highway is a four-lane highway running 95 miles across southern West Virginia.

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