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West Virginia lawmakers offer solutions for secondary road woes


The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Amy Summers, R-Taylor

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Heeding the call from West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice during his State of the State address, several lawmakers are moving forward with legislation to kickstart repairs on West Virginia’s crumbling back roads.

Sen. Randy Smith, R-Tucker, introduced Senate Bill 522 on Tuesday. Much like the prophets of the Old Testament, Smith has risen on multiple occasions to address his fellow senators to warn about the dangers of crumbling pavement, potholes the size of cars and clogged ditches creating mini rivers and washing away roads.

“It’s an emergency situation,” Smith said. “It’s a huge problem, not just for my district but every district.”

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