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WV Secretary of Transportation White pledges to improve state roads

By JESSICA FARRISH

The Register-Herald

Byrd White, Secretary of the Department of Transportation
(West Virginia Legislative Photography photo by Will Price)

BECKLEY, W.Va. — A 21-inch stack of “wish lists” from the 10 West Virginia Division of Highways (DOH) district managers was being reviewed Tuesday by Gov. Jim Justice and newly-appointed Secretary of Transportation Byrd White III.

White said managers had submitted their lists — which have more than 14,000 state-owned roadways on it — to DOH in response to Justice’s challenge to district managers on March 20 that they compile a list of all state roadways that need repaired.

Of the roads needing improvement, 1,620 were in Raleigh County, DOH District 10 Manager David Harper reported.

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