HINTON, W.Va. — Dignitaries will gather in Summers County Monday to open the first stretch of the New River Parkway. A ribbon cutting is slated for just more than a mile of the completed road between Hinton and Sandstone.
“We were able to get at least this first mile and a half built and allows us to focus more attention on the remaining eight and a half mile section.”
The New River Parkways is a long talked about road project in West Virginia which would give motorists the chance to travel the picturesque riverbank from I-64 near Sandstone to Hinton.
“It was one of the oldest projects on highways’ books,” he said. “We were able to break ground about a year and a half ago and now able to cut the ribbon and open this first section.”
The ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday.