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September 13, 2012

From the September 13, 1961 - Early work on 460 asked by C of C Board

PRINCETON — The Mercer County Chamber of Commerce unanimously endorsed immediate improvement to Route 460 and forwarded the request to the proper officials.

Andy Clark, of the roads committee asked that local officials visit Charleston and do all in their power to get the heavily traveled road improved. The route connects Princeton with Glen Lyn, Rich Creek, Narrows, and Pearisburg; the section connected with considerable local trade. There was a concern that Princeton would be left off of any improvements to 460 once Interstate 77 corridor was completed.

At the time, Route 460 was the only section that connected this area with drivers from across the country, trucking business out of Detroit and Cleveland, and several out-of-state manufacturing companies.

It was also considered one of the most dangerous interstate routes because of the narrow, curving roads and the mountainous terrain.

 

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