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The numbers are in; WVDOH cuts enough tree canopy this season to stretch to Myrtle Beach


West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) maintenance crews cleared more than 430 miles of trees and branches away from the state’s roadways between November 2022 and the end of March 2023, enough to stretch from Charleston to Myrtle Beach.

Canopy clearing plays a vital part in prolonging the life of the pavement on West Virginia’s 36,000 miles of road. Along with keeping ditches cleared and proper drainage, keeping roads cleared of overhanging canopy is important both to the life of the road and to the safety of drivers.

"I can't tell you how proud I am of the crews,” said Transportation Secretary Jimmy Wriston, P.E.  “I gave them a challenge. They believed they could do it. I believed they could do it. They did it!"  

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