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Manchin Asks Corridor H to be Prioritized

June 17th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

During recent Senate Appropriations Committee hearings, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin asked Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to prioritize completing Corridor H in a timely fashion. Corridor H, also known as U.S. Route 48, connects I-79 in Weston to I-81 in Strasburg, VA and will be an economic gateway to much of West Virginia which will in turn increase tourism across the Mountain State. Funds could also become available to construct a north-south highway along the U.S. Route 220 corridor in Mineral and Allegany counties that would connect with Corridor H at the northern end and Interstate 68 at the southern.  Manchin told the secretary he began advocating for the completion of Corridor H while serving as Governor- and he discussed the numerous challenges that continue to create road blocks…