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Raleigh County Commissioner tapped to lead WVDOT

(WVVA) West Virginia’s Department of Transportation has a new leader at the helm.

Gov. Jim Justice appointed Byrd E. White, III to fill the position.

“It is my number one priority to get all our roads across the state in top shape as quickly as is reasonable and feasible to do,” Gov. Justice said. “Byrd completely understands my directive and I am confident that he will carry this out professionally and efficiently.”

Byrd previously served as executive vice president of The Vecellio Group, a large roadway construction company. He was then named president of a company subsidiary, Ranger Construction.

Byrd resigned from the Raleigh County Commission on Friday. He also worked as the Recorder-Treasurer for the City of Beckley.

You may recall, Gov. Justice fired former state transportation secretary Tom Smith last month. Click here to read a previous report.

The WVDOT has compiled lists of secondary roadways in West Virginia that are in the “greatest need of maintenance work.”

District 10 (Mercer, McDowell, Raleigh and Wyoming)

District 9 (Fayette)

District 9 (Greenbrier)

District 9 (Monroe County)

District 9 (Summers County)

Additional lists

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