|Gov. Justice was joined today by Transportation Secretary Byrd White, WVDOT Deputy Secretary Jimmy Wriston, P.E., Chairman of the Coalfields Expressway Authority Mike Goode, Pastor Michael Knotts from Sausville Baptist Church, and Roger Pauley from Cranberry Baptist Church.
“The first piece of this, that went to Slab Fork, was finished almost 14 years ago and sat there, and sat there, until Jim Justice came up with the idea to sell General Obligation bonds to figure out a way to pay for it without raising your taxes or making a big impact on your life,” said Secretary White. “This little piece of road cost $33 million – where would we have gotten that? I have no clue where we would have gotten that without his vision and that he came up with how to do it. It certainly made our life in the Division of Highways a lot easier.”