Mercer County Courthouse held dedication ceremony for new handicap accessible ramp

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) – After being under construction for nearly a year, The Mercer County Courthouse revealed its new handicap accessible ramp during a dedication ceremony this morning.

Mercer County residents with disabilities can now access the courthouse’s main entrance. County Commissioner Gene Buckner says he’s glad the ramp is finished, but getting the project completed has been an uphill struggle.

“It’s a great importance. The interest that we had for ADA people were coming through the Sheriff department, and they passed by prisoners, and it wasn’t very safe. I think Mr. Puckett related to the point this building was not built for ADA people, and we made that county, and it’s very important to the county,” said County Commission President Gene Buckner.

Construction on the ramp began in October of 2019.