Grant funds awarded for Charleston’s Capital Connector Project

The City of Charleston has been awarded a RAISE grant from the US Department of Transportation that will go for the construction phase of the Capital Connector Project. Mayor Amy Schuler Goodwin said Senator Shelly Moore Capito and Senator Joe Manchin have been instrumental in securing a $1.75M RAISE planning grant and a $25M RAISE construction grant for the infrastructure project. The mayor said the project will catalyze new economic revitalization projects, including the expansion of downtown housing, investment in a new headquarters for TC Energy that will bring 450 jobs to downtown, and events like USA Cycling’s Pro Road National Championships. The Capital Connector Project is a key element in the upgrade and redesign of Kanawha Boulevard.