Monongalia County Commission looks to improve road conditions

Monongalia and Preston

On Wednesday, Monongalia County Commission met with the West Virginia Department of Transportation about road conditions in the county.

Representatives from the city of Morgantown, West Virginia University, and Preston County were also on hand.

Commission presented a list of questions for transportation officials, including what the plan is to get roads back to normal, what the funding source will be and how officials will determine upgrades as the area experiences growth.

Transportation Secretary, Byrd White, said such a large task has to be approached a little bit at a time.

“My message to them, they’ve heard it before. I’m not going to give them that message, you know, we’re goning to get it fixed,” said White. “We’re goning to do our best, to do what we can with what we have. We’ve got a finite amount of money. We’ve got a finite amount of people. We’re going to just, I tell my people that work for me, we’re eating an elephant, and the way you do that is one bite at a time, and that’s what we’re goning to try to do.”

County Commissioner Tom Bloom also presented his own six-point plan to fix in Monongalia County.

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