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Sections of Coalfields Expressway project scheduled to proceed


Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Pictured is a section of the southern West Virginia segment of the Coalfields Expressway in Raleigh County.
(Bluefield Daily Telegraph photo by Jessica Nuzzo)

PINEVILLE, W.Va.  — Sections of southern West Virginia’s long sought after Coalfields Expressway extending from Raleigh County to Wyoming County and into McDowell County are scheduled to proceed while efforts continue to keep the highway project going when money becomes available.

“With the Governor’s Roads to Prosperity program, we’re getting two projects out of that,” Richard Browning, executive director of the Coalfields Expressway Authority. “One is the paving, lighting and signing from Slab Fork (in Raleigh County) to Mullens. That contract is ready to be advertised or close to it … the road should be open by next summer at this time for use.”

This 8-mile section is one of two portions of the highway that have funding, Browning said.

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