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Going somewhere soon: King Coal Highway currently slated to be put to use in two years

By CHARLIE BOOTHE

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

The sale of West Virginia Parkways Authority bonds last year included almost $60 million for the King Coal Highway, which will finally put the bridge to use by linking Rt. 460 and Airport Road.
(Bluefield Daily Telegraph photo by Eric DiNovo)

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — If all goes as planned, the so-called “bridge to nowhere” in Bluefield will be a bridge to somewhere in about two years.

That’s because funding through the sale of West Virginia Parkways Authority bonds last year included almost $60 million for the project, which will finally put the bridge to use by linking Rt. 460 and Airport Road.

Gov. Jim Justice approved a contract for the work in September 2018, and it was awarded to Kanawha Stone Company in Nitro for the grade, drain and paving project.

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