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October 18, 2000
DOH Awards Contract for Corridor H

Charleston, W. Va. – West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT) Secretary Samuel H. Beverage announced today that another segment of Appalachian Corridor H will soon be under construction.

Elmo Greer and Sons, Inc. of London, Ky was awarded the contract with a bid of $9,864,718, for the 1.09 mile segment. It begins north of County Route 23/4 and ends south of County Route 8 in Hardy County between Moorefield and Baker.

"The West Virginia Division if Highways (WVDOH) and Governor Underwood are working harder than ever to ensure motorists safety and open areas of West Virginia to tourism and economic progress," said Secretary Beverage. "Corridor H has long been a priority of this administration. Each time a new segment of the roadway is award for construction, West Virginia is one step closer to becoming one of the safest states through which to travel. We are dedicated to building this road and will continue to see it through."

Beverage also stated that under Governor Underwood's leadership the highways system in West Virginia has become a much safer place to travel.

"With Governor Underwood at the helm, the WVDOH has improved and/or built roadways and bridges to enhance not only travel through West Virginia, but also to encourage a brighter economic future," the Secretary concluded.

For more information on Corridor H, log onto the WVDOH official web site at

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