Voters head to polls for road bond

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BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (WDTV)-- For several weeks, state officials have been encouraging West Virginians to get out and vote on the Roads to Prosperity Bond Referendum. On Saturday the polls opened at 6:30 am for that special election.

The results of the election will either approve or deny $1.6 billion in bonds that will go toward fixing state roads. The road bond referendum is part of Governor Jim Justice's infrastructure spending plan. According to Justice, his plan will create thousands of jobs with no additional taxes.

One voter we spoke with told us why she voted in favor of the bond.

Another voter told us that she voted against the road bond, fearing a tax increase.

Polls closed at 7:30 p.m.