The Robert C. Byrd Corridor H Highway Authority applauds the announcement by Governor Jim Justice that another 4.13 miles of Corridor H construction has been awarded. “We would like to thank Governor Jim Justice, Secretary of Transportation Byrd White, and Commissioner of Highways Jimmy Wriston for continuing to make the completion of Corridor H a top priority,” said Robbie Morris, Chairman of the Corridor H Authority. “Governor Justice promised that a section of Corridor H would be included in the Roads to Prosperity program and today he has delivered on that promise. We congratulate Kokosing on being awarded the contract and look forward to working with everyone to see the project through to completion,” said Morris. This announcement is in addition to work currently underway in Lewis County on the I-79/Corridor H southbound interchange at Exit 99 and a 7.5 mile section currently under construction in Randolph and Tucker Counties.
The project awarded under this contract is part of the Kerens to Parsons section of Corridor H. It will begin at the US Route 219 Connector, which is currently under construction, to the WV Route 72 Interchange in Tucker County. Once completed, motorists will be connected from Weston to Parsons. “The 4.13 miles of new highway this contract will add to Corridor H will put the total miles either completed or under construction at approximately 90%. We are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel, but we still have a lot of work left to do. We will continue to work diligently with Governor Justice and his administration, along with our congressional delegation, to complete Corridor H as soon as possible. We have tremendous momentum right now and we need to keep that going. I am confident we will,” Morris stated.
The Robert C. Byrd Corridor H Highway Authority was established in 1997 by an act of the legislature to promote the construction and use of Corridor H.