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Byrd scoring millions for King Coal, Coalfields Expwy, Corridor H in latest bill

Major West Virginia transportation projects are poised to gain an infusion of a few million dollars if President Obama signs the Fiscal Year 2010 Transportation and Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies Appropriations bill into law.

Senator Robert Byrd has included nearly $14 million in funding for various road projects throughout the state.

They include:
  • $4.4 million for Corridor H (specifically for the highway between Bismarck and Foreman).
  • $1.9 million for US 35 improvements
  • $1.9 million for WV 10 upgrades
  • $1.9 million for the Coalfields Expressway - specifically for work in Raleigh County in the Allen Creek to Slab Fork Section.
  • $1.9 million for the King Coal Highway - to be used for extending the highway north towards the Mercer County Airport near Bluefield.
These funds will not make construction imminent on these projects, but they will be added to the pool of funds needed to start or continue work.

Story Links:
Road funds await Obama signature ---Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Federal bill includes millions for state roads ---The Charleston Gazette

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