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WV DOH to hire consultants for secondary-road repair projects

By Phil Kabler, HD Media

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Having evidently decided it needs help dealing with the daunting task of fixing the state’s crumbling secondary roads, the West Virginia Division of Highways will open bids Thursday to hire consultants to assist in the effort.

A road slip is seen along Green Valley Road on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Huntington. The state Division of Highways is in the midst of a major push of road repairs throughout West Virginia. Lori Wolfe/The Herald-Dispatch

According to the request for quotes, the division is seeking an “open-end contract for consulting services to assist with coordination and oversight of the governor’s secondary road maintenance initiative.”

The winning bidder will have to have a minimum of two employees with at least 15 years’ experience and “extensive knowledge of the Highways department management structure and operations; Highways personnel needs; budgeting and project management; governmental and legislative affairs; knowledge of equipment used for highways maintenance activities; and private sector contractors for highways maintenance.” …

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