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West Virginia Turnpike


1947

The West Virginia Turnpike Commission was created by legislature

Other events that happened on or around 1947

1952

Revenue bonds were issued for the West Virginia Turnpike

Aug 29, 1952

The West Virginia Turnpike Commission held groundbreaking ceremonies for the Turnpike

1953

The West Virginia Turnpike Commission awarded the last contract for grading and bridge substructure

Sep 02, 1954

The southern 35 miles of the West Virginia Turnpike were opened

Nov 08, 1954

The final 51 miles of West Virginia Turnpike between Charleston and Beckley was opened

1958

The West Virginia turnpike was included in the Interstate highway system

Other events that happened on or around 1958

1970

Federal Highway Act passed allowing tolls to be retained

Other events that happened on or around 1970

1976

Reconstruction on the West Virginia Turnpike began

1986

The West Virginia Turnpike accommodated about 5 million cars

Other events that happened on or around 1986

1987

The upgrade of the West Virginia Turnpike was completed

1989

Legislation authorized the issuance of new bonds

1996

Tamarack opened

Other events that happened on or around 1996


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