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Putnam officials: US 35 upgrade will be completed

November 26, 2013
Associated Press

WINFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — The Putnam County Commission says a public-private partnership will provide funding to complete an upgrade of U.S. 35.

The commission says work will begin in April 2014 to expand a 14.6-mile section of U.S. 35 in Putnam and Mason counties to four lanes. The project is estimated to cost $214 million and could be completed by April 2016.

The Charleston Gazette ( ) reports that commissioners announced the project Tuesday during their meeting.

A bill approved by the Legislature during this year's regular session allows private entities or contractors to front all of the money necessary to finish a project. The West Virginia Division of Highways would pay them over a given period of time.


Information from: The Charleston Gazette,



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