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West Virginia project chosen for federal highway grant

June 6, 2019

HAMBLETON, W.Va. (AP) — The Federal Highway Administration has awarded a $100 million grant for a West Virginia road project.

The agency announced a total of more than $321 million in grants for the Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Projects program. The grants are the first awarded under the program and will help build and repair roads and bridges that serve tribal or federal lands.

In West Virginia, the funds will be used for construction of a West Virginia 72 and U.S. 219 interchange near Hambleton, including the Cheat River bridge in the Monongahela National Forest.

The federal agency said it received 39 applications for the grants and selected six projects. The West Virginia project received the largest grant.

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