During today's event at NCWV Airport,
Gov. Justice, WVDOT Secretary Byrd White, and Deputy Secretary Jimmy
Wriston announced several new paving projects scheduled to take place
over the next 45 days in North Central West Virginia. A total of
$2.6 million in paving work will be completed within the West Virginia
Division of Highways' District 4 counties of Doddridge, Harrison,
Marion, Monongalia, Preston, and Taylor.
In just the past 16 months, more than 300 miles of District 4 roadways
have been paved. Additionally, more than 3,000 miles-worth of patching
has been completed in District 4 in the same timeframe.
Gov. Justice added that, over the past year, the State has spent tens of
millions of dollars on new maintenance vehicles and equipment, housed all
across West Virginia, allowing Highways crews to fix more roads, faster
"We've already done an incredible amount of work. But, you know, as
West Virginians, there's an incredible amount we can still do,"
Gov. Justice said. "No matter where you live, you're going to see
orange cones and those orange cones are going to lead to new blacktop and
a nicer ride."
The anticipated completion date for the new statewide paving projects is
late September 2020.
"Gov. Justice's vision to make our roads better and his leadership
in transportation infrastructure has not only allowed us to deliver on
our goals for fixing the roads, but has also allowed Secretary White
and myself to restructure and get out even more projects,"
Deputy Secretary Wriston said. "It’s been a tough year as we've also
had to adjust to the challenges brought forth by COVID-19. But we are
staying busier than ever for the people of West Virginia and we are
committed to getting this work done safely and efficiently.”