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AAA Predicts Record Traffic for 4th of July Holiday

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The Ohio Automobile Association (AAA) predicts a record 49 million people will be traveling for the 4th of July holiday. That includes 2.1 million Ohioans. Drivers are likely to face a little frustration because there’s a lot of constructions on Ohio’s roadways right now. Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Press Secretary Matt Bruning says there… Read More

Multi-State Trooper Project Focuses on Distracted Driving

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The State Highway Patrol says a recent distracted driving enforcement project with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project resulted in more than 1,600 citations for distracted driving-related offenses. Ohio troopers issued 271 citations in the initiative that began April 14 at 12:01 a.m. and continued through 11:59 a.m. on April… Read More

West Virginia Officials: Staffing Issues Slowing Road Repair

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia officials say staffing issues are slowing road repairs and they’re seeking ways to hire more to increase fixes and maintenance. New outlets report Gov. Jim Justice has asked each of the state Transportation Department’s 10 districts to make secondary road maintenance a priority amid shortages of workers and equipment…. Read More

Wriston Appointed Acting W.Va. Highways Commissioner

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Jimmy Wriston has been appointed acting West Virginia highways commissioner. Gov. Jim Justice announced Wriston’s appointment Tuesday. Wriston also will serve as deputy transportation secretary. Wriston has spent the past 12 years as the department’s chief transportation engineer and special program manager. Earlier this month Justice fired state transportation secretary and… Read More

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice

W.Va. Gov Orders Crews to Prioritize Secondary Road Projects

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia officials have released lists naming secondary roads across the state that need maintenance. Gov. Jim Justice ordered Division of Highways district managers last week to compile lists of secondary roads that are most in need of repair. He also asked them to suggest projects that need continuous “aggressive” maintenance…. Read More

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice

W.Va. Gov Orders Crews to Prioritize Secondary Road Projects

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has ordered highway crews to compile a list of secondary road projects in their counties. Speaking to Division of Highways district engineers and county supervisors Tuesday in Charleston, the Republican governor gave them a three-day deadline to come up with a list of problem roads, then… Read More

West Virginia to Receive $1.4M in Federal Funds to Fix Roads

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NEW MARTINSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) – The federal government has provided $1.4 million to repair West Virginia roads that were damaged in storms last spring. The funding is through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s public assistance grant program. The repairs are to be made to roads in Wetzel County. Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin of West… Read More

Group Says No Money For Road Projects Means Gas Tax Hike Could Possible

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A coalition of business leaders and local elected officials say there’s no money for big road construction projects in the transportation budget that will come out next month, so lawmakers have to at least consider the possibility of raising the gas tax. Spokesman Curt Steiner said the group Fix Our Roads Ohio is worried about a projection… Read More