Cowles said the delegates would remain open to any suggestions Virginia's lawmakers would offer, however.
"It's a fact-finding mission. It's not like we have endorsed or seen things in Virginia we know we want to do. We're going down with an open mind," he said.
Delegate Howell set up the trip, because he's Facebook and Twitter friends with Speaker Howell. The two are trying to figure out if they are distantly related.
He said Speaker Howell posted a press release on Facebook a few weeks ago, listing his suggestions for improving infrastructure spending in his state. Delegate Howell asked for more information, and his Virginia namesake invited him to visit.
Cowles, Howell and Espinosa will foot the bill for the one-day trip.
They do not plan to present a formal report or hold meetings after they return, but Cowles said he hopes to share their findings with lawmakers throughout upcoming interim meetings and the regular legislative session that begins in January.
Blue Ribbon Commission chairman Jason Pizatella told the Daily Mail last month that members did consider removing the prevailing wage requirement, but did not include it in the final recommendations because they could not come to consensus on the matter.
He said the commission would be open to studying that option again in the future, however.
Pizatella also said looking for road funding inside the state's existing funds would be "looking at similar pieces of the same pie."
Senate Minority Leader Mike Hall, R-Putnam, also told the Daily Mail he had doubts the state could find enough loose change in its budget to fund road construction.
He said there is not much extra money in the state's general revenue budget, unless lawmakers want to cut programs West Virginians have become used to or lose federal funding dependent upon states' matching funds.