Wheeling Mayor says Governor’s “Roads To Prosperity” promise must be kept


Wheeling Mayor Glenn Elliott says he has made his feelings clear regarding Governor Jim Justice’s Roads to Prosperity Project.

His message to Charleston: “Get the I-70 corridor fixed as promised.”

He says the lack of any solid plan– and now the governor’s expressed desire to perhaps fix secondary roads first– has filled the public with uncertainty.

“I have no doubt that people voted for the bond levy by such a large margin in Ohio County because of the need of that I-70 project,” said Mayor Elliott. “They can’t refuse to keep their word on that project.”

He said the section of I-70 between the Wheeling Tunnel and Elm Grove is “no longer just an aesthetic issue–there are structural issues too.”

“It’s imperative that this project can move forward in a way that the business community can plan around it,” he added. “The business community likes certainty, and right now having uncertainty about the redevelopment of these roads is creating concern.”

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