CHARLESTON—Gov. Joe Manchin and Secretary of Transportation Paul Mattox today announced that Grant County will receive its first four-lane road as part of a $23,747,933.02 contract extending Corridor H from Hardy County into Grant County.
“As Corridor H continues to progress, we are truly encouraged by the results and remain committed to its completion,” the governor said.
“We have been committed to one mission with Corridor H: build it,” Senator Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., said. “Each day brings us closer to our goal of a four-lane Corridor H. This contract is good news for Grant County and all of West Virginia.”
Ground Breakers, Inc. of Clarksburg was awarded the grade and drain (with some bridges) contract to begin constructing a 1.75 mile section of the 16 mile Foreman to Moorefield part of the Corridor. Work is to begin next month and expected to be completed in August 2008.
“We are delighted that the Corridor H system is officially making its way into Grant County,” stated Secretary Mattox.
When complete, the four-lane Corridor H will provide quick and easy access to interstate highways in Virginia that connect to metropolitan Washington. This route was made possible through the funding efforts of U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd.