CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - City officials are pleased that the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, led by U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., has finalized a transportation spending bill that provides $300,000 to Charles Town for its Gateway Revitalization project.
Money for the project, which is aimed at improving the eastern entrance to the city on Rt. 115/Washington Street, was approved Monday and now moves to the full Senate for further consideration.
City officials said in a news release issued Tuesday they are excited about the Senate funding bill and the opportunities available.
"Charles Town seeks to work in partnership with Sen. Byrd, U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, the state highway department, Jefferson County, Charles Town Races & Slots, local businesses and citizens to turn the jumbled, congested entrance to our community into a safe, well-designed approach fitting for a charming, historic town," Mayor Randy Hilton said in the news release.