2016 Legislative Agenda

The WV Route 2 and I-68 Authority supports the following legislative priorities for the 82nd West Virginia Legislature:

  • Ensure long-term funding and solutions toward the expansion of Route 2 to become a four-lane highway from Chester to Parkersburg.
  • Place the expansion of the I-68 ENERGY CORRIDOR as an interstate or other four-lane, restricted highway from I-79 to the Ohio River, on the West Virginia Department of Transportation’s future plans for highway construction.
  • Implementation of funding options by the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Highways for maintenance, construction and expansion of the state’s roadway system.
  • Innovative ways to increase transportation funding to meet the $750 million to $1 billion a year funding gap for transportation maintenance and construction.
  • Enable County Commissions to establish special funds within their counties for road repair and minor road construction.
  • Prevent the diversion of funds from the already lacking Road Fund.

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