Last week, Gov. Jim Justice directed Division of Highways managers across West Virginia to make lists of the secondary roads in their areas of responsibility that need maintenance.
Monday evening, the West Virginia Department of Transportation made those lists public on its website.
There appears to be no uniformity to the lists, which range from computer spreadsheets from counties like Harrison and Monongalia, to forms filled in by hand in Barbour County, to handwritten notes in counties like Doddridge, Marion and Taylor.
The DOT released the lists for informational purposes only and cautioned that the lists are not a guaruntee that any work will be done, according to a news release.
DOT officials also noted that some of the lists are noted prioritized and that new, prioritized lists will be made public.
“It is the DOH’s goal to address as many of these maintenance concerns as possible,” the news release said.
The DOH’s initial efforts have been centered on Preston County, after Gov. Justice dispatched a “Rapid Response Team” there to address road problems. DOH officials reported on those efforts to the Preston County Commission Monday.
You can read many more stories about road issues in north central West Virgina and what is being done to fix them, under the Road Patrol section of wboy.com. There you can also report road issues you’d like to see brought to light on 12 News.