The construction of Corridor H took another step toward completion on Monday.
Members of the highway's authority broke ground on another section Corridor H in Tucker County.
This will allow the highway to connect Davis to Scherr, and continue the completion connecting it to major highways in Virginia.
Construction has started already on this new piece of Corridor H.
Once it's finished, it'll allow the highway to run from Tucker County to Grant County.
When the entire highway is done, it'll run from Route 33 to Wardensville, West Virginia. That'll make the drive to places like Washington D.C. a lot shorter.
It'll also allow more tourism and business to come into the area, and that's one of the biggest advantages about the entire project.
"It's going to be incredibly important. You talk to Bill Smith, who is the head of tourism for Tucker County, and he says he's already seen a difference in the traffic and amount of people," said Steve Foster of the Corridor H Authority.
"It will bring jobs, it'll improve the jobs we have. We'll increase the businesses we have, as illustrated today, and it'll bring other companies to our state that are now unwilling to relocate because of transportation problems," said Delegate Bill Hamilton (R)-45.
It's expected to be completely finished by 2020, but officials hope it'll be done before then.
Jul 16, 2013 at 6:05 AMWardensville is in West Virginia not Virginia