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DOT releases $246 million in infrastructure funds to states for Appalachian Highway
The U.S. Dept. of Transportation has released a total of $246.3 million from the new infrastructure act to 11 states to continue progress on the Appalachian Development Highway Program. The system, launched in 1965, includes 33 corridors totaling about 3,000 miles in 13 states from New York to northern Mississippi. About 85% of the system is finished and DOT says the entire network is expected to be completed by 2040. Of the $246.3 million allocation, Alabama will receive the largest share, $73.9 million. West Virginia ranks second, with $37.3 million. Virginia is third, with slightly less than $20 million; Ohio is fourth, with $18.5 million; and Pennsylvania ranks fifth, with $17.1 million.