The King Coal Authority
The King Coal Highway Authority was established by the West Virginia Legislature
in March of 1999 to promote and advance the construction of a modern highway through
McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Wyoming and Wayne counties along currently existing US
Route 52. The Authority will coordinate with counties, municipalities, state and
federal agencies, public nonprofit corporations, private corporations, associations,
partnerships and individuals for the purpose of planning, assisting and establishing
recreational, tourism, industrial, economic and community development of the King
Coal Highway for the benefit of West Virginians.
The Authority consists of 15 voting
members and three ex-officio non-voting members.