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West Virginia’s “Road to Nowhere” set to be “Road to Mullens” by winter


The Register-Herald

Workers gather at a groundbreaking event to celebrate new paving work on the Coalfields Expressway in Raleigh and Wyoming counties through the Roads to Prosperity program Thursday.
( Register-Herald photo by Jenny Harnish)

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Under an early summer Raleigh County sun, battered by wind and dust, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice spoke to a crowd of men and women in suits, blue jeans, hard hats and neon yellow safety vests.

The governor was in southern West Virginia to celebrate what he called both a good day and a pitiful day.

On one hand, Justice said he was excited to get a paving project to Mullens underway. On the other, he said he was dismayed that the project had just now gotten off the ground — 29 years after it was planned.

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