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Corridor H Authority Starts Public Push

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If anyone in West Virginia hasn't heard about the push for Corridor H in the state's Eastern Panhandle, one group is hoping to change that soon.

Corridor H is the  stretch of road planned to connect Weston to the Virginia Inland Port.

The Robert C Byrd Corridor H Authority announced Monday they're launching a statewide campaign with a Facebook page, billboards, and web ads to show the public how much of the road is done and how much is left.

The group wants to educate West Virginians about the economic impact of completing the highway.

"It will take us directly to the Inland Port in Front Royal, Va., where containers can be double stacked, and immediately go right to the ship to be loaded and exported out of the U.S. to 125 different ports, so it really gives our customers, our suppliers of hardwood and opportunity to compete on a global basis," said Steve Foster with the Upshur County Development Authority.

Right now Corridor H is the only corridor in West Virginia that's not finished. It's expected to be 75 percent finished by the end of 2013.

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