W.Va. to query public on future road funding

CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginians can soon weigh in on state roadways and how to pay for building, repairing, and maintaining them, both online and at a series of public hearings around the state.

The West Virginia Blue Ribbon Highway Commission is holding nine public hearings from July 11 through Aug. 15 in Beckley, Elkins, Fairmont, Huntington, Logan, Martinsburg, Parkersburg, Princeton, and Wheeling. Officials will outline the findings so far from the panel’s nearly yearlong study of road conditions, needs and future funding options.

Those hearings will also feature a suggestion box and a detailed survey. The survey will also be available online within a week, said Jason Pizatella, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s legislative director. Tomblin commissioned the study last summer, with Pizatella as chair of the 25-member panel.


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