(02/25/2009)
The Manchin administration said yesterday that it has trimmed West Virginia's wish list of road and bridge projects down to 109 ready-to-go items.

The Hur Herald's calls to the WVDOT in Charleston was not fruitful in finding what projects are slated for Calhoun and regional counties, but a list was given to the Associated Press.

According to the list, Calhoun is receiving the smallest allocation for paving.

The list totals $215.2 million, with no big regional projects like the US 33 Scott Miller Hill near Spencer, making the list.

The press release says that about $97 million, or 45 percent of the total, would help expand West Virginia's multilane corridor system.

About $63 million would resurface 37 stretches of state highways.

Nearly $40 million is dedicated to cleaning, painting, replacing or pouring new concrete on 57 bridges.

The WDOT say they are all slated to be advertised for bids between this week and late May.

REGIONAL PROJECTS

- Braxton: Coon Knob-Gassaway Rd, I-79, $3.013 million.

- Calhoun: Grantsville-Smithville,section W.Va. 16, $500,000.

- Ritchie: Nutter Farm-Camp Run Rd., U.S. 50, $1.5 million; Camp Run-Ellenboro Road, U.S. 50, $1.5 million; Washburn-Harrisville, W.Va. 16, $1.2 million.

- Roane: Amma-Wallback Road, I-79, $2.7 million.


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