MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The City of Martinsburg has received $1 million for the development of the city's Raleigh Street extension project, City Manager Mark Baldwin said.
"There's a lot of things going on ... the next year is going to be very important," said Baldwin, following an announcement Thursday that U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va. had secured $1 million for the project from the 2007 Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban Development Appropriation bill. More than $14 million has been raised for the road project.
City officials hope to parlay Capito's $1 million into even more when the bill moves to the U.S. Senate, Baldwin said, adding Martinsburg Mayor George Karos wrote a letter to Sen. Robert Byrd D-W.Va., after learning of the House appropriation.
"We wanted to make sure that Senator Byrd knew that we were aware of the $1 million," Baldwin said. "Hopefully, he can get more funding along with the House version."