Deplorable road conditions in Hancock County

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Once again the roads are on everyone’s radar this time in Hancock County.

As you’ve heard before we’ve been talking about the roads in Ohio and Marshall Counties and officials and residents want something done.

Hancock County roads are deplorable and so far nothing seems to be getting done about it.

7News spoke to West Virginia Delegate Randy Swartzmiller about his latest letter to the Governor and his list of questions that he wanted answered.

With the special session coming up at the end of May, Delegates are hoping the roads are going to be something that they talk about and hope to find a way to help fix the terrible road conditions in the Ohio Valley.

Here are a few links:

  • Request for reporting WV Road issues (pot hole, slips, etc.)

          LINK:  transportation.wv.gov/wvroads

According to WV Delegate Swartzmiller  the state use to see around 300 claims a year, that number has grown to over 1,000 and many people don’t even know you can make a claim.

Here is the list of questions:

Hancock & Brooke Counties First House District Road Questions/Issues

  • · How much state money was budgeted into District Six for the fiscal years of years of 2016, 2017, 2018?
  • · What was the county breakdown of District Six ($) dollars that each county received for 2016, 2017, 2018?
  • · How many roads in Hancock and Brooke counties First District of the House of Delegates were asphalted in 2016, 2017, 2018, the name of the road(s) and the cost of each one?
  • · How many roads in Hancock and Brooke counties First District of the House of Delegates were chip and sealed in 2016, 2017, 2018, the name of the road(s) and the cost of each one?
  • · How many slips in Hancock and Brooke counties First District of the House of Delegates were repaired in 2016, 2017, 2018, the location and cost of each one?
  • · When will the public hearing be held to discuss the New Cumberland by-pass project?
  • · The Roads to Prosperity road bond promised the taxpayers of Hancock County $19 million dollars in projects and Brooke County over $15 million dollars. Where is the money and when will these projects begin?
  • · What roads are currently scheduled in 2019 for asphalt paving in Hancock and Brooke counties First District of the House of Delegates the location and cost of each one?
  • · What roads are scheduled in 2019 for chip and seal in Hancock and Brooke counties First District of the House of Delegates the location and cost of each one?
  • · What roads are scheduled in 2019 for repair, pot hole patching, skip paving, etc. in Hancock and Brooke counties First District of the House of Delegates the location and cost of each one?
  • · What slips are scheduled in 2019 for repair in Hancock and Brooke counties First District of the House of Delegates the location and cost of each one?
  • · What other work, lighting, bridges, ditching, culvert cleaning, mowing etc. is scheduled in 2019 for in Hancock and Brooke counties First District of the House of Delegates the location and cost of each one?

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