WEST VIRGINIA'S INFRASTRUCTURE ISSUES
West Virginia’s transportation infrastructure is facing a major funding crisis and, if left unresolved, will continue to deteriorate at an accelerated and alarming rate.
To determine whether spending for highway infrastructure spurs economic development, people need look no further than the two newest interchanges on Interstate 79: The Jerry Dove Drive Exit in Clarksburg and the WVU Baseball Stadium Exit in Morgantown.
The new interchanges have provided for:
- Job Creation
- New Sports Complex
- New Office, Retail and Commercial Building Investment
- Regional Economic Boost
- Improved Infrastructure
- Alleviation of Traffic Congestion
- Accommodation of Land Use
To see all the development of the Morgantown Interchange, see the video below.
Learn more about why West Virginia needs to invest in its transportation system. Issues are provided by West Virginians for Better Transportation, a a statewide coalition of businesses, trade associations, chambers of commerce, convention & visitors bureaus, community groups, local leaders, educators and many others. These groups have joined together to express concerns about West Virginia’s transportation crisis and to call on state leaders to develop long-term solutions.
Issue No. 1: UNIQUE ASPECT OF WEST VIRGINIA'S TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM
Issue No. 2: CONSUMER IMPACT FACTS
Issue No. 3: HIGHWAY FIX WILL ONLY COST DRIVERS 25 CENTS A DAY
Issue No. 4: WEST VIRGINIA'S PAVING CYCLE GOING FROM BAD TO WORSE
Issue No. 5: STATES INVESTING BILLIONS IN THEIR TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE
Issue No. 6: WEST VIRGINIA NOW RANKS FIFTH WORST BRIDGES IN THE NATION
Issue No. 7: ANALYSIS SHOWS VOTERS SUPPORT LEGISLATORS WHO SUPPORT GOOD TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM
Issue No. 8: RAISING THE GAS TAX IS NO LONGER TABOO IN MANY STATES
West Virginia Construction News - January/February 2016
West Virginia Blue Ribbon Commission on Highways Report - Investing in West Virginia’s Future
The Economic Impact of an Annual $500 Million Increase in Highway and Bridge Construction Investment in West Virginia