KINGWOOD, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice and state transportation officials toured Preston County roads on Thursday, days after Justice heard residents voice concerns about road conditions.
Justice, state Highways Commissioner Byrd White and Deputy Highway Commissioner Jimmy Wriston took part in a one-hour tour with Preston County Commissioner Samantha Stone.
Justice heard complaints about the roads at a campaign event this week in Morgantown. He was slated to take the tour next week, but it was moved because of scheduling conflicts.
“The route that I decided to take him on was a good mix of what I call the good, bad and the ugly,” Stone said.
Stone said the state Division of Highways has undergone more work int he last year than she has seen in the last decade and appreciated Justice for taking part in the tour.
“My big question to the governor was how will maintain what you have done in the last year?” she said. “We don’t want to get back to ground zero again.”