|The highly anticipated Purchase Order Paving project calls for the paving of more than two miles of roadway through the heart of the city of Nitro, providing more than 12,000 motorists per day easy access to the many local businesses on this major corridor of commerce.
“I could never be more proud. We’re doing paving right in your back door and we’re putting in a gigantic new bridge,” Gov. Justice said, referring to the I-64 Nitro/St. Albans Bridge – another major project underway nearby, made possible thanks to the Roads To Prosperity program.
“This community deserves this day,” Gov. Justice continued. “You came out and voted overwhelmingly in favor of Roads To Prosperity and off we went. Now, not only have we fixed roads all over Kingdom Come, we’re seeing surplus after surplus, we’ve given pay raises to our teachers, and we’ve been able to help our Veterans.
“Absolutely, we’re on our way to more and more goodness for West Virginia.”
The project spans 2.2 miles along WV 25, beginning 0.71 miles east of the junction of CO 25/1 and continuing to 0.16 miles north of the Interstate 64 overpass. Work on 1st Avenue will include milling and a 1.5” skid pavement course.
Crews will begin work as soon as next week and will wrap up before the end of the month.
The cost of the project is $820,000 and is being funded by General Obligation Bond 2 and 3 Bond Funds as part of the Roads To Prosperity program.
The Governor was joined by West Virginia Department of Transportation Secretary Byrd White, Deputy Secretary Jimmy Wriston, and Nitro Mayor Dave Casebolt for the announcement.