West Virginia to invest US$15M to resurface state roads that see daily traffic of 500 vehicles or less; project aims to pave 1,000 miles of secondary roads compared to 450 miles paved in prior year

PRINCETON, West Virginia , April 23, 2011 () – The West Virginia Department of Highways plans to spend $15 million to renovate the state's less-traveled roadways.

Department spokesman Brent Walker tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph that the agency has set aside $11 million more than the $4 million typically sets aside to fund its Secondary Roads Renovation Program.

Walker says the project specifically targets roads that have an average daily traffic of 500 vehicles or less. The agency aims to pave 1,000 miles of secondary roads statewide, compared to the 450 resurfaced last year.

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