Work continues on W.Va. 10

August 23, 2018
Construction of the W.Va. 10 project continues Wednesday in Huntington.

HUNTINGTON — Work to straighten W.Va. 10 in Cabell County continues and is on pace to wrap up by the end of next summer.

Crews are working on a two-mile stretch between Highlander Way, the entrance to Huntington High School, and Cedar Crest Drive. The project entails relocating splices of the road in order to straighten out the winding lanes, adding a center turning lane and widening the shoulders to make it safer. The majority of the curved roadway in this section is being cut out to improve sight distance and safety.

One major curve that is being cut out is near the Green Valley Volunteer Fire Department and Wooten Machine at the intersection of W.Va. 10 and Norwood Road.

The new W.Va. 10 will cut through the hillside behind the machine shop and merge back into the existing lanes near Green Valley Road. Improvements are also being made to the bridge on Mount Union Road.

Chris Collins, West Virginia Division of Highways District 2 construction manager, said weather has delayed the project some, moving the estimated completion date from August

2019 to September 2019. He said it is common for rain to delay these types of earth-moving projects.

Now that school has started, crews are also working to mitigate traffic, particularly in the early morning and evening.

“We are trying to accommodate with flaggers and keep our impact to the community at a minimum,” Collins said.

A larger section of W.Va. 10 is also under construction in Logan County as part of the Roads to Prosperity program. A 70-mile section of road from Man in Logan County and Kegley in Mercer County is undergoing a total repair, including widening, replacing guardrails and bridge rehabilitation.

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