Source: US State of West Virginia
GOVERNOR CELEBRATES 3RD ANNIVERSARY OF ROADS TO PROSPERITY PROGRAM
Gov. Justice took time out of his remarks on COVID-19 to announce that Wednesday marked the 3rd anniversary of the historic passage of Gov. Justice’s Roads To Prosperity bond program.
“I think all of us across West Virginia should cheer in celebration,” Gov. Justice said.
On October 7, 2017, West Virginians were asked to cast their vote on whether to approve the issuance of $1.6 billion of state bonds to build and upgrade the state’s roads and bridges. This historic road bond passed with an overwhelming majority of voters – 73 percent – supporting the Governor’s Roads To Prosperity initiative.
“Of course it took a leader – someone to come up with an idea – and it took the Legislature to pass it,” Gov. Justice said. “But at the end of the day, West Virginia, you deserve the credit for all the great work that’s happening and continues to go on today.”
According to the West Virginia Department of Transportation, 811 projects – worth $482.9 million and spanning 1,543 miles – have already been completed through the Roads To Prosperity program to-date. Those projects, spread across all 55 counties, include paving, slip/slide repairs, bridge repairs, and other road improvements.
Well over $1 billion-worth of major infrastructure improvement projects through Gov. Justice’s Roads To Prosperity program have either been completed to date or are currently underway.
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