|After Williams and his foundation reached out to the Governor’s Office with the idea, Gov. Justice directed the Division of Highways to officially name the Gold Star Families Memorial Highway.
Deputy Secretary and Deputy Commissioner of the West Virginia Division of Highways executed the Governor's directive and officially entered the naming order.
The exact location of the newly named highway is I-77, beginning at Milepost 39.78, being its junction with Interstate 64 and running north through Raleigh, Fayette, and Kanawha Counties to roughly Milepost 93.00, covering 53.22 miles of the West Virginia Turnpike.
“What this wonderful man, Woody Williams, has done for the state of West Virginia and for each and every one of us is unparalleled,” Gov. Justice said. “For me to be all-in on this is nothing, because it’s what we ought to do.”