Wednesday, February 25, 2009

It's Alive!

Recent speculation about the demise of the Mon-Fayette Expressway may be premature, at least as far as Morgantown is concerned:

According to a list presented to state lawmakers Tuesday, Monongalia County will receive more than $17 million to pay for road construction and paving projects through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

One of the largest portion, $14.9 million, will pay for projects with the Mon-Fayette Expressway. Right now the bridge is complete and when the expressway opens it will create a 65 mile connector between Monongalia County and Pittsburgh.

Since a connection into Pittsburgh is unlikely, if not impossible, might the leg to the airport get new life?


kentropic said...

An airport connection would be great for the region -- less so for the people in its path. This could extend the Tech Belt's out-of-town profile (for anyone flying in) from Cleveland to Morgantown.

Jim Russell said...

I was thinking more about better connectivity for the Lower Mon Valley.

Josh said...

how is this project not completed yet?!