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W.V. To Open New I-70 Welcome Center Friday

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia is opening a new welcome center on Interstate 70 in Ohio County near the Pennsylvania line.

Transportation Secretary Paul Mattox says in a news release that the welcome center on the interstate's westbound side will open at 3 p.m. Friday. It soon will offer public Wi-Fi access.

The 18-month project cost more than $2.5 million and included construction of the welcome center, a maintenance building and a vending building. The old welcome center was demolished.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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