Ensure WVDOH has adequate equipment

Not all the suggestions submitted in response to Gov. Jim Justice’s request for information on secondary road repairs were for specific highway projects. A substantial number of Division of Highways officials say they need better equipment if they are to do a good job of maintaining roads.

It may be tempting for Justice and other officials to put those requests on the back burner, in the interest of getting as many road repair projects as possible done. But DOH crews have need for certain machinery all the time. Access to it can keep highways in better condition, avoiding expensive repairs down the line.

Justice should ensure the DOH has the equipment to get the job done.