RANSON, W.Va. — Longtime plans for a 1,000-foot stretch of new road extending Fairfax Boulevard from 12th Street to the Fairfax Crossing housing development became a reality Tuesday when city officials learned they’re getting $5 million to build it.
The federal grant is being funneled through the office of U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R. W.Va., according to a news release.
Capito, a well-funded 12-year House veteran, is being challenged for a seventh term in November by Howard Swint, a political unknown from Charleston, W.Va., who is running what he said is a grass-roots, social media-based campaign.
Capito, in her release, said she was “thrilled to see such a large grant come to the Mountain State.”
Chris Bontoft, finance officer for the city of Ranson, said Tuesday the new road would connect Fairfax Boulevard with Fairfax Crossing, a new housing development adjacent to the Ranson Gateway Shopping Center across from Potomac Marketplace.