Gov. Jim Justice Says $50 Million Contract Awarded For Corridor H Project

June 29, 2022

Mountaineer News

CHARLESTON - Gov. Jim Justice says a contract has been awarded for a major project on Corridor H. The nearly $50 million contract involves grading and drainage work for a three-mile section of the highway in Tucker County.


The project will require moving 8 million cubic yards of dirt, which would be equivalent to approximately twice the volume of concrete in the Hoover Dam. When completed, the road will provide a direct link to Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.


"I’ve said over and over, Corridor H is one of, if not the most important highway that we need to finish in West Virginia," Justice said in a statement Tuesday.


Corridor H is a top priority for state and local leaders. More than 120 miles of the highway is open to traffic with approximately 30 miles remaining.


It’s part of the 3,000-mile Appalachian Development Highway System, created in 1965 to improve access to the region.