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Construction Work on Corridor H Continues

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Work on Corridor H through parts of Tucker and Grant counties continues.

Workers were recognized Wednesday for making sure the project nears completion.

A 16-mile stretch between Sherr Mountain and Davis is the latest section of Corridor H that is under construction. Last year, the rainy summer delayed work on the road, but this summer, construction workers have been busy making progress.

"There's a lot of concrete being poured right now. As I was driving in they're preparing other sections. So as soon as they're done with current concrete sections they can keep moving right along and get this thing to Davis," said Robbie Morris, president of Robert C. Byrd Corridor H Highway Authority.

This stretch will have parts of it open this fall, but the entire segment under construction will open sometime in the Spring of 2015. After that 75 percent of Corridor H will be complete. With the final section from Kernes to Parsons to start soon after that.

"We're knocking them down. We're ahead of schedule right now, and if we can get Kernes to Parsons under construction sometime next year. We'll be three years ahead of the current timetables," Morris said.

The authority hosted a Labor Day celebration thank you luncheon for construction workers. The celebration of Labor Day was scheduled for Wednesday as workers working on the highway were off Monday to spend time with their families.

"When you have infrastructure like this put in place, people look for the finished product. But they forget about the people who actually made it happen. So we wanted to show our appreciation by providing lunch, and be able to say thank you to each and everyone of the workers who are working on Corridor H," Morris said.

The authority wants to remind people that Corridor H is still a work in progress, and it wants to also to remind people the future it plays for this region.

"We're moving along, things are happening and we're going to keep pushing until the funding is in place, and the construction begins, and its completed on the remaining sections of Corridor H," Morris said.

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