Updated Mon, Oct 14, 2013 1:18 pm
State highway officials are looking for ways to complete an upgrade of U.S. 35 in Mason and Putnam counties.
The project would expand a 14.6-mile section of the highway to four lanes.
The Division of Highways had planned to fund the $187 million project with revenue from tolls. But county officials rejected the proposal and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin took tolls off the table as a funding option in 2011.
DOH spokesman Brent Walker tells the Charleston Gazette that the agency is seeking alternate funding for the project
Walker says one possibility is a public-private Partnership