West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has announced upgrades to the state’s comprehensive infrastructure website to give residents complete access to the state’s plans and accomplishments under the Federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).

“We have a ton of infrastructure projects already going, with more on the way,” Gov. Justice said. “This website is the most accurate and transparent way for people to keep track of how federal dollars are being spent on those projects around the state. There is a lot of money rolling into West Virginia right now, and this is how you can keep track of how it is being used for you.”

The state is slated to receive $7 billion in Federal funding between 2022 and 2027 through the IIJA. Gov. Justice’s office said the West Virginia Infrastructure Hub is designed to efficiently distribute IIJA funds throughout the state. His office further noted that the website aims to ensure that the historic investment in infrastructure is distributed to where it is needed most.

By using the website, West Virginians can see exactly how the state is using funding. Additionally, the site will answer questions like how many miles of roads are being paved or how many new residences and businesses will have broadband access.

The state noted that in the coming months, a statewide fund tracker tool will be rolled out to facilitate coordination among state and local agencies and economic development representatives, provide technical assistance and training, and support local communities across the state to secure Federal funds through the IIJA, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and CHIPs funding.

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