When you drive through the Ohio Valley, you’re likely to see construction.
But even with repairs being made on buildings, roads, and bridges, many people are unhappy about the state of things.
They’re hoping the President addresses that in his State of the Union Address.
“I’d like to see them improve the roads. I also know a lot of the bridges definitely need worked on,” said Dean, an Ohio Valley resident.
“I travel a lot for work and the roads conditions a lot of times are awful, especially in Ohio,” added Jill, an Ohio Valley resident.
“Personally, I’d like to see work on the roads, but anything they can do would definitely help,” said Chasiti, an Ohio Valley resident.
Of course, officials are aware of the problems, but money is tight.
That’s why U.S. Representative David McKinley is expecting President Trump to address infrastructure spending on Tuesday.
“We know that our sewer and water lines are in need. We know that our roads and bridges are collapsing and crumbling in some respects. But I think once again, West Virginia is going to be in the limelight of the President coming to address some of the things we really need in rural America,” McKinley said.
Currently, the White House is putting the finishing touches on a $200 billion infrastructure that would help state, local and private funds.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated.