EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSStudy: Speeding Up Corridor H Good For WV
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Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Oct. 22, 2013 8:45 AM EDT
Updated: Oct. 22, 2013 10:00 AM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
A new study says West Virginia would receive $1.25 billion in new revenue and an uninterrupted link to the Inland Port in Front Royal, Va., if Corridor H is completed ahead of schedule.
The study conducted by RQA Group says the highway's construction would add another $800 million to the state's economy.
The Corridor H Authority released the findings of the study on Monday.
The 143-mile four-lane highway will connect Interstate 79 near Weston with Interstate 81 in Virginia. Its proposed completion date is 2036.
The study looked at the economic impact of Corridor H in West Virginia if it was completed in 2020.
Authority chairman Steve Foster says the highway is important to both West Virginia and Virginia.
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