Groups Want to Speed Up Corridor H Construction

Several organizations are planning a summit aimed at speeding up construction of the long-unfinished highway Corridor H.

The Inter-Mountain newspaper reported Tuesday that organizers aim to get the highway linking Interstate 79 with Virginia done 15 years ahead of schedule.

The summit is being put on by the Region VII Planning and Development Council, the Hardwood Alliance Zone and the Nick Rahall Appalachian Transportation Institute.

The event is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 6 on the campus of Davis & Elkins College.

Construction of the 143-mile highway is currently scheduled for completion by 2035. Organizers want to find a way to finish by 2020.

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