Manchin Announces $812K to Improve Transportation Infrastructure in Charleston | U.S. Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia


March 15, 2023

DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate
Appropriations Committee, announced $812,000 from the U.S. Department of
Transportation (DOT) for the West Virginia Department of Transportation (DOT).
The funding is made possible through the Strengthening Mobility and
Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) Grant Program, which was established by
the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and will support efforts to monitor
and upgrade aging transportation infrastructure in Charleston.


am pleased DOT is investing $812K in monitoring and upgrading critical
transportation infrastructure in Charleston,” said Senator Manchin.
“This investment will promote safety and efficiency for West Virginians and
Americans traveling to and within Kanawha County, as well as boost local tourism
and spur economic development. My Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
continues to deliver historic investments for the Mountain State, and I look
forward to seeing the positive impacts of this funding for years to come. As a
member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue advocating for
resources to strengthen transportation infrastructure across West Virginia.”

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law established the SMART Grant Program with
$100 million appropriated annually for fiscal years (FY) 2022-2026. The
investments support upgrading city and community technologies to improve
transportation efficiency and safety. The West Virginia DOT will partner with
Marshall University and the Kyova Interstate Planning Commission in Huntington
to deploy the structural health monitoring tool for aging infrastructure. 

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