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US 35 UPGRADE
W.Va. DOH looks for ways to complete upgrade of US 35 in Putnam, Mason counties
Reported by: Associated Press
Monday, October 14, 2013 7:36 AM EDT
State highways officials are looking for ways to complete an upgrade of U.S. 35 in Mason and Putnam counties.
The Division of Highways had planned to fund the $187 million project with revenue from tolls. But county officials rejected the proposal and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin took tolls off the table as a funding option in 2011.
DOH spokesman Brent Walker tells the Charleston Gazette that the agency is seeking alternate funding for the project.
Walker says one possibility is a public-private partnership.
Information from: The Charleston Gazette, http://www.wvgazette.com