U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd says the funding is included in an appropriations bill that’s awaiting President Barack Obama’s signature.
The bill allocates $1.98 million for the King Coal Highway and $1.98 million for the Coalfields Expressway.
When completed, the 65-mile Coalfields Expressway will run from Raleigh County to Buchanan County, Virginia.
The 95-mile King Coal Highway will run from Bluefield to Williamson, where it will join the Tolsia Highway. The two highways will be part of Interstate 73/74.