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US 60 upgrades resume at Tanyard Station intersection

May 4, 2019

BARBOURSVILLE — Road widening and paving on U.S. 60 in front of the Tanyard Station retail development site in Barboursville has resumed.

While widening of the south side of U.S. 60 is complete, additional paving has resumed, according to Brent Roswall, a native of Barboursville and co-owner of Interstate Realty, the company developing the site.

“They are in the process of finalizing the pavement on the south side of Route 60 and expect to be done in the next two weeks,” Roswall said. “I believe that paving will be done at night to lessen the impact on traffic.”

Highways crews have resumed excavation work on the north side (westbound) to widen it as well.

Since businesses began opening at the site in the fall last year, traffic is often backed up on both U.S. 60 and on Big Ben Bowen Highway.

“All of the road and traffic upgrades for Tanyard Station have not been completed,” Roswall said.

Tanyard Station is on the 51.73-acre site of the former CSX railroad yard off Exit 18 of Interstate 64, along the Mud River and Tanyard Branch Creek. It is sandwiched between the Merritt Creek Farm shopping center and the Huntington Mall.

Roswall says once lanes are added and all the traffic signals are installed and operational, traffic flow in the area will be vastly improved.

“When all of the work is complete, there will be two left-turn lanes from Highway 193 onto U.S. 60 East, one through lane to Tanyard Station and one right-turn lane onto U.S. 60 West,” said Kim Hodge, project manager for Interstate Development.

“If traveling west on U.S. 60, at the main intersection there will be one left turn into Tanyard Station, two through lanes continuing straight on U.S. 60 West, and one right-turn lane onto Highway 193,” Hodge explained. “If traveling east on U.S. 60, at the main intersection there will be two left-turn lanes onto Highway 193, two through lanes continuing straight on U.S. 60 East, and one right-turn lane into Tanyard Station.”

As far as additional tenants for the new retail development, Roswall says exciting news is on the way.

“The ICSC Convention is at the end of May and we have multiple appointments for leasing space at Tanyard,” he said. “We hope to make an announcement on a 30,000-square-foot entertainment component once we return. Also, we expect Menards to begin construction soon, as we were told that their plans are out for bid.”

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