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Byrd pushed for W.Va. roads funding, says it will add new development

July 12, 2008

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd announced Friday that $8.5 million for two road projects in the Eastern Panhandle has been included in a spending bill that cleared the Senate Appropriations Committee, the panel he chairs.

Byrd, D-W.Va., added $7 million to the fiscal year 2009 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill for the expansion of W.Va. 9 and $1.5 million for Potomac Street in Harpers Ferry, according to a news release from Byrd's office.

"I have worked to secure funding for these important road projects because I know that they will contribute to new economic development, while providing safer travel for local residents and visitors," Byrd said in the news release. "Unfortunately, the President has not made a priority of roadways and infrastructure needs here at home. As chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I remain committed to ensuring that the Mountain State has safe, efficient, and modern highways and roads."

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Byrd said the money for W.Va. 9 would "spur construction work and help move this project forward."

The money for Potomac Street that runs parallel to the Potomac River in downtown Harpers Ferry will provide for improvements as part of public/private partnership between the Town of Harpers Ferry, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and the Harpers Ferry Merchants Association, Byrd said.

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