State to spend $20M on paving projects across West Virginia

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — More than $20 million will be spent on paving projects across West Virginia as part of the governor's Roads to Prosperity Initiative, state officials announced.

Gov. Jim Justice and West Virginia Department of Transportation officials announced the funding Monday at the North Central West Virginia Airport in Harrison County.

“Not only are we going to complete $20 million-worth of paving projects, but we’re aiming to complete them within 45 days,” Justice said in a statement.

Officials anticipate the projects across all 55 counties in West Virginia will be completed by late September.