West Virginia

Governor gives update on secondary roads work

The Governor says they are working on prepping the roads before they pave them.

CHARLESTON, W.VA. (WOWK) - Secondary roads continue to be a problem in West Virginia but Governor Jim Justice says they have made big strides in just a single month.

The Governor held a press conference on Tuesday with State Transportation Secretary Byrd White to update the public on what's being done with secondary roads. The two unveiled the work that has been done including: 

  • DITCHING, BLADING, ETC.
    • 2,090.17 road miles
  • PIPE CULVERTS AND DITCHLINE OBSTACLES
    • 148,343.55 feet
  • PATCHING AND RELATED MAINTENANCE
    • 16,366.41 tons
  • STABILIZATION
    • 97,380.68 tons
  • HERBICIDES AND MACHINE BRUSH CONTROL
    • 5,385.77 acres
  • PULL SHOULDERS OR DITCHES
    • 3,655.22 shoulder miles
  • SRIC MATERIALS MECHANICAL APPLICATION
    • 29,366.17 tons
  • ANTI-ICING / DEICING
    • 863.50 gallons
  • EMPLOYEE HOURS ON OTHER MAINTENANCE
    • 152,983.32 employee hours

White said that this list on the WV Department of Transportation's website will continue to be updated every week. They also revealed a list of priority projects by county that can be found here: https://transportation.wv.gov/Pages/Secondary-Roads-Maintenance-Initiative.aspx


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