WINFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — State highways officials are looking for ways to complete an upgrade of U.S. 35 in Mason and Putnam counties.
The project would expand a 14.6-mile section of the highway to four lanes.
The Division of Highways had planned to fund the $187 million project with revenue from tolls. But county officials rejected the proposal and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin took tolls off the table as a funding option in 2011.
DOH spokesman Brent Walker tells the Charleston Gazette (http://bit.ly/1bRgCCV ) that the agency is seeking alternate funding for the project.
Walker says one possibility is a public-private partnership.
Information from: The Charleston Gazette, http://www.wvgazette.com