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April 30, 2002

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Representatives from the West Virginia Division of Highways said Monday that the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the 10-mile Charles Town to Martinsburg section of W.Va. 9 has been approved and signed by the Federal Highway Administration.

"The (statement) illustrates how the road will affect its immediate surroundings, demonstrates the necessity of the project and describes all of the alternatives considered for he highway," Secretary/Highways Commissioner Fred VanKirk said in a news release.

After a comment period, which lasts until June 28, a Record of Decision (ROD) will be issued. The ROD is the final federal action necessary to proceed with the design of the Charles Town to Martinsburg section of W.Va. 9, VanKirk said.

"After the ROD is issued, we can begin final design and right of way purchases for this section of the project," VanKirk explained. "We are moving forward with this project and are pleased that the residents and travelers of the Eastern Panhandle are closer to having a safer, more efficient roadway."

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Construction on the Charles Town to Martinsburg section of W.Va. 9 is expected to begin in the fall. For more information about the project, see the Web site, www.wvroute9.com.

The project has been a source of disagreement for residents and highway officials since it was first announced a few years ago.

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