U.S. 522 bypass still not funded
In January, The Morgan Messenger reported a bond issue to fund 19 major state road projects, including the U.S. 522 bypass, was proposed by West Virginia Secretary of Transportation, Paul Mattox, at this year’s legislative session.
A meeting was hosted to discuss the idea March 1 by the House Committee on Roads and Transportation and Constitutional Revisions.
Secretary Mattox presented his proposal. But no action was taken by the legislature.
“I expect the idea to resurface next year,” Delegate Daryl Cowles said.
Carrie Bly of the West Virginia DOT Office of Communications said, “The DOH is hopeful that West Virginia lawmakers will continue to consider ways to help fund road projects as the need for funding continues to grow.”