Charleston, WV – The West Virginia Division of Highways District Ten is proud of the work they have accomplished over the last 12 months, and recognize their successes are more than the large projects.
“This is a true testament to the leadership of Governor Justice,” stated Secretary of Transportation Byrd White. “His Roads to Prosperity program began at the Coalfields Expressway, so his commitment to road projects – big and small – is helping make sure West Virginia has a transportation infrastructure to be proud of.”
“The success we have seen around the district is a result of the commitment our team has shown to focusing on the little things,” stated District Ten Manager Joe Pack. “Yes, our large projects like the King Coal Highway or Coalfields Expressway are important, but the ditching, paving, slide repairs, and bridge replacements have an immediate impact on the communities we serve.”
Serving McDowell, Mercer, Raleigh, and Wyoming counties, District Ten crews are responsible for preserving and maintaining 3,103 miles of roads and the inspection of 713 bridges.
From April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020, in addition to patching over 2,600 miles and paving nearly 135 miles, other significant work coming out of the District Ten area include:
• Slide repairs, resurfacing, and guardrail upgrades to County 16, Brickyard Road, in Mercer County.
• Slide repairs on County 16/2, Stephenson-Keystone Road, in Wyoming County and County 3/1, Trap Fork Road, in McDowell County.
• The replacement of Kale Road Bridge along County 71/4 in Mercer County, which was designed and constructed by District Ten personnel.
• Replacement of the Roy M. Lilly Bridge along County 12/7 in Wyoming County.
• Resurfacing of WV 16, Robert C. Drive, from Sophia to Mabscott in Raleigh County and US 460 from downtown Princeton to Ambrose Lane in Mercer County.
Added Pack, “Being able to celebrate some of our accomplishments is important, but we do so with an eye toward the future. We recognize that our success is only as good as our last project.”