Meetings Set on I-64 Construction Projects in West Virginia

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The West Virginia Division of Highways is holding two public meetings to discuss Gov. Jim Justice’s road construction projects, including work planned on Interstate 64.

The division says the first meeting was set for Monday at the Hurricane Municipal Building. Another meeting will be held Thursday at the Milton Middle School.

The meetings will provide information about a significant construction project along I-64 from Milton to the U.S. Route 35 interchange near Scott Depot.

Voters in October passed a referendum for the state to sell $1.6 billion of new bonds to repair and build roads and bridges. Justice called it crucial to West Virginia’s turnaround from several years of economic woes. The Legislature in December authorized issuing up to $800 million in bonds through this summer followed by another $800 million in the next three years.