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In broad terms, Justice unveils plan for WV secondary road maintenance


Charleston Gazette-Mail

Gov. Jim Justice discusses his plan to increase funding for secondary road maintenance during a news conference Wednesday at the state Capitol.
(Gazette-Mail photo by Craig Hudson)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Vowing to “fix the damn roads” after years of neglect, Gov. Jim Justice unveiled in broad terms Wednesday a three-prong plan to increase funding for secondary road maintenance.

That includes diverting some Roads to Prosperity road bond money by scaling back some projects, using pay-as-you-go funds and committing future budget surpluses to road repair.

“I think we just need to refocus our Highways Department. That’s the whole issue,” Justice said during a nearly hour-long announcement.

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