$40 million announced for Tucker County expressway, Berkeley Springs bypass

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WDTV) -- Senator Shelley Moore Capito announced Thursday that $40,000,000 from the United States Department of Transportation will go to two major roadway projects in West Virginia.

$20,000,000 each will support 10 miles of a four-lane expressway in Tucker County and a Berkeley Springs bypass project, which includes the building of the Fairview Connector.

“This is a much-needed investment in two critical projects that will make West Virginia roadways safer and more efficient. Not only is this good for travelers and those living in Berkeley Springs and Tucker County communities, but it’s good for commerce and our state’s economic potential by better connecting West Virginia to transportation hubs around the country,” Senator Capito said.

The funds come from the DOT's Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) grants.