DOT announces paving efforts in northern West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The West Virginia Department of Transportation is planning to complete $2.6 million worth of road paving projects in northern counties over a 45-day period.

Gov. Jim Justice and transportation officials on Monday announced efforts to take place in five counties:

— Daybrook Road in Monongalia County.
— Quaker Fork in Marion County.
— Margaret in Marion County.
— Slaughter Run Road in Doddridge County.
— Big Elk Creek Road in Harrison County.
— Duncan Run in Harrison County.
— Brandonville Pike in Preston County.
— Bolyard Road in Taylor County.

Jimmy Wriston, the Department of Transportation’s deputy secretary, said favorable interest rates and bonds have put the agency in the position to complete multiple paving projects.

“Over the next few months you’re going to see probably more than $100 million — maybe as much as $130 million of additional work — above and beyond the normal program,” he said.

The projects are not part of the Roads to Prosperity or the Medical Access Road programs.

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