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Road projects halt for holiday week

November 22, 2018

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Transportation says contractors have been asked to stop work, where possible, on some “Roads to Prosperity” projects across the state during the Thanksgiving holiday week; however, workers may be on site in some construction zones.

Long-term lane closures will also remain in place on some construction projects for motorists’ safety.

On Interstate 64 from Milton to U.S. 35, the contraflow lane will continue on the westbound side of the Teays Valley to Hurricane section, but work will halt. The speed limit continues to be reduced to 55 mph from U.S. 35 to Hurricane and will be enforced through the travel season.

On Interstate 77 from Princeton to Bluefield, northbound traffic will be unaffected. While southbound work is wrapping up, a barrier wall before Exit 9 (Princeton) will force those in the slow lane to exit. Travelers are encouraged to stay in the fast lane where both lanes will open just beyond the barrier wall. The work zone speed limit will remain 55 mph and be enforced throughout the winter season.

Holiday travel on Interstate 79 from mile marker 155 to the Pennsylvania state line will be clear, but paving will start, northbound and southbound, beginning Nov. 26 through Dec. 1.

Travelers can check on construction activity and get statewide traveler information at www.WV511.org.

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