SCHERR, W.Va. (AP) — A nearly five-mile section of Corridor H is opening to traffic.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and other officials will be on hand for Friday afternoon's opening of the section between Bismarck and Scherr.
The West Virginia Department of Transportation says the new $65 million segment completes the Bismarck to Wardensville section, which accounts for more than one-third of the 143-mile four-lane highway. A 16-mile section from Davis to Bismarck is under construction and will bring the total mileage of Corridor H open or under construction to nearly 108 miles.
Corridor H was first proposed in 1964. When it's completed, it will connect Interstate 79 near Weston with the junction of Interstates 81 and 66 in Front Royal, Va.