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Construction of new state office complex to begin in downtown Clarksburg

Construction of the new state office complex to be located in downtown Clarksburg is set to begin.
 
The Governor's Office announced the notice to proceed with the four-story, 84,000-square-foot project was issued on Tuesday.
 
"This carries tremendous potential not just for downtown Clarksburg, but for the entire region, especially in terms of construction jobs for this nearly $25 million project," House Speaker Tim Miley, D-Harrison, wrote in a statement.
 
The site of the building will be where the old state office building stood before it was demolished.
 
The complex will house portions of the Division of Motor Vehicles, Department of Health and Human Resources, Division of Rehabilitation Services, Workforce West Virginia, the Auditor's Office and the Tax Department. 
 
"This concentration of 180 employees in one facility will bring an economic boost to the downtown, as well as provide a convenient central location for Harrison County residents to take care of state business," Miley wrote. "I'm pleased to know its moving forward."
 
It is expected construction will begin in the near future as workers and equipment begin travelling to the area.
 
Pittsburgh-based Mascaro Construction Company will have until December 6, 2015 to complete the job.