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Old 06-19-2013, 01:27 PM
 
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By Jessica Farrish
Register-Herald Reporter

HINTON — U.S. Rep. Nick Joe Rahall, D-W.Va., was in Summers County Monday morning to celebrate the ribbon-cutting of the New River Parkway.

The festivities marked the completion of the first 1.36 miles of the parkway, which begins along New River Road and Madams Creek near Hinton.

Groundbreaking on the project started in August 2011.

“There is only one thing better than breaking ground on a road project, and this is it,” said Rahall.

To date, Rahall has secured $22 million in federal funding for the project, a sum he called “a good down payment.”
First 1.36 miles of New River Parkway completed » Today's Front Page » The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia
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Old 06-19-2013, 02:33 PM
 
Location: WV/Va/Ky/Tn
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I'd love for West Virginia get the New River Parkway and the Shanwee Parkway completed as well.
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:03 PM
 
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Considering the economic conditions in that region, I can certainly understand the excitement about getting some money spent there even if there are few people to use the road. I realize this is federal money, but doesn't it say something about those making funding decisions that they are spending this money, and building roads in Afghanistan and Tel Aviv while our country's bridges collapse from lack of attention, and our highways now get repaved every 20 years whether they need it or not?
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