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Could Corridor H get more federal funding?

From Homeland Security?

According to a spokesman for the West Virginia State Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, it certainly could happen.

The state is applying for Homeland Security Grants to help fund Corridor H. The basis, residents in the Greater Washington, DC area would possibly evacuate to West Virginia in case of a natural disaster or a terrorist attack.

West Virginia has made the formal application and is awaiting approval.

For More:
Corridor H Could Get Federal Funding ---WBOY-TV

Commentary:
Well, The Greenbrier was going to be the second Capitol during the Cold War. And in one of those asteroid hits the Earth movies of the late 1990's people were rushing towards West Virginia. So I guess, there's some reasoning behind it.

Seriously, I don't know what to make out of this. Joe Thornton, who is the spokesman for the WV Dept. or Military Affairs and Public Safety, said "It could be considered along the lines as a national defense highway that would be open all the time obviously, but could be designated in West Virginia as a primary route for an evacuation or influx of people from that area."

Well then shouldn't Corridor H be a freeway vs. a four-lane highway with at-grade intersections and lacking total access control? I guess it's time to restart the extend Interstate 66 discussion.

There's also no timetable for construction. Even though, there is a general timetable on the state's Corridor H website. Heck would it even speed up any of the planned construction dates? Or is it just a way to get more federal dollars?

Oh well, I guess you shouldn't leave any stone unturned.

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