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All eyes on governor as Justice preps for West Virginia highway funding announcement

By STEVEN ALLEN ADAMS

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice
(WVPA photo by Dalton Walker)

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Gov. Jim Justice is set to announce a plan for secondary road maintenance today, but a cloud hangs over the announcement with the firing of the Department of Transportation secretary.

Justice is slated to announce a plan for accelerated maintenance and repairs, the details of which have not been laid out, but Justice said he was putting his foot down on continued neglect.

“There is no doubt the Department of Transportation is doing great work on our Roads to Prosperity projects, but our secondary roads aren’t being addressed with the urgency needed,” Justice said. “This is the issue that we will address with this plan, and secondary roads will be the No. 1 priority of the department.”

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