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West Virginia lawmakers receive update on Roads to Prosperity bids, paving lawsuit

By STEVEN ALLEN ADAMS

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Legislators received several reports on major transportation issues facing the state during the start of legislative interim meetings Sunday.

The Joint Legislative Oversight Commission on Department of Transportation Accountability met Sunday evening with DOT Secretary Tom Smith and other department officials.

Smith updated the committee on highway projects funded by Roads to Prosperity bonds, Parkways Authority bonds, and Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicle (GARVEE) Bonds. Smith said that DOT currently has $500 million of road construction work in progress or finished, with plans to have another half a billion dollars of project in progress or completed in the next six months.

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