Governor Jim Justice visits Monongalia County to discuss road development and Westridge

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MORGANTOWN W.Va – Wednesday, Governor Jim Justice visited Monongalia County to discuss the roads and the new Westridge Development. 

He says he is making a commitment to work on the infrastructure and match the economic growth in the county. 

Many significant roadwork projects are planned for Monongalia County. 

He assures that the road problems will be fixed, but that it will take some time. 

“We’re behind. We didn’t get behind, really I hate to say it, we didn’t get behind on my watch, we got behind in years and years and years of neglect, and we’re catching up, but we’re going to catch up,” said Governor Justice. 

The first businesses that will be opening at the Westridge Development were announced. This includes Menards Home Improvement Store and MVB Bank.

Leidos will also open up a facility at the Westridge development, where 90% of the workforce will be graduates from West Virginia University. 

“This is going to benefit not only just Monongalia County, but the region, and the state of West Virginia and I think the governor realizes that,” said Monongalia County commissioner, Tom Bloom. 

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