BOY SCOUTS' PROJECTS State Spending Nearly $6 Million On Road Projects For Boy Scouts' Reserve
Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Dec. 24, 2012 3:40 PM EST
Updated: Dec. 24, 2012 3:51 PM EST
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, West Virginia
The state is spending nearly $6 million on road projects to support the Boy Scouts of America's new reserve in Fayette County.
Eight projects have been completed or are under way at a total cost of $15.5 million. Federal funding is paying 80 percent of the cost of six projects.
Department of Transportation spokesman Brent Walker told The Register-Herald that expected economic development resulting from the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve is worth the state's cost.
The projects include intersection upgrades, repairs and new roadway.
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