The Times West Virginian

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July 20, 2013

Highway public meeting set for Aug. 8

Fairmont event is part of statewide tour of Blue Ribbon Commission

FAIRMONT — There’s little question that West Virginia is facing a problem with its highways and bridges.

According to a study commissioned by the governor’s office, the state has a growing funding gap between the money it brings into maintain its highways and the money it needs to get the job done.

The Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Highways has began conducting public meetings, asking West Virginia citizens for their input on what is needed to rebuild deteriorating roads and bridges and keep the state’s transportation infrastructure competitive for future growth.

The commission will meet in Fairmont on Thursday, Aug. 8, at the Robert H. Mollohan Research Center from 4-7 p.m.

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