Paving of Uneven Lanes to Begin In Elm Grove Business District

Relief is in sight for motorists traveling through Elm Grove.

Crews with the West Virginia Department of Transportation began making paving repairs Friday to a section of National Road in the Elm Grove business district that was milled up more than a week ago.

It has forced motorists to negotiate around uneven lanes and over rough patches of roadway.

Spokeswoman Carrie Bly said the WVDOT has been working on a similar paving project in Tyler County that required the use of the heavy paving equipment needed to use on the Elm Grove project.

According to Bly, the heavy paving equipment used by crews is constantly being rotated throughout all six Northern Panhandle counties, making the scheduling for numerous area road projects a bit of a challenge at times.

Bly said the DOT milled up just the trouble spots in Elm Grove where there were potholes rather than mill up entire lanes. Bly said DOT is scheduled to put down 450 tons of asphalt on the Elm Grove project alone.

Over the past week, motorists could be seen driving on both sides of the milled sections of road in Elm Grove and using part of the center turning lane to keep from driving through the rough patches.