West Virginia Division of Highways Announces Road Projects

The West Virginia Division of Highways has said the following upcoming road projects could affect travel in the Northern Panhandle.

They include:

– Bridge crews will perform deck maintenance on The Back Channel Bridge on Interstate 70 east from Monday through Thursday. The project will result in lane closures eastbound in the vicinity of the bridge. Those closures will occur during daylight hours.

– From 9 am. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, large equipment will move to the Williams Oak Grove Facility on County Road 17, Fork Ridge Road.

The move may cause delays. Trucks hauling oversized loads will travel from Interstate 470 to W.Va. 88, then to U.S. 250 to CR 17. Motorists are advised to use caution and expect minor delays.

– Now through Sept. 14, CR 2/7, Marshall Street in Benwood, will be closed at its intersection with 16th Street.

The closure is necessary for the installation of new sewer lines. The alternate route is W.Va. 2.

– From 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, CR 2/1, Taylors Ridge, will be reduced to one lane from the intersection with CR 21, Roberts Ridge, to the intersection with CR 72, Gatts Ridge, for pavement repairs.

Two-way traffic will be maintained in one lane by flaggers.

– From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Wednesday, CR 21/3, Blake Ridge Road, will be reduced to one lane from milepost 3.0 to milepost 4.4 for paving work. Two-way traffic will be maintained in one lane by flaggers.

– From 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Sept. 28, CR 21, St. Joseph Road, will be reduced to one lane from milepost 0.00 to milepost 3.37, and CR 21, Lynn Camp Road, will be reduced to one lane from milepost 4.95 to milepost 5.37 for paving work. Two-way traffic will be maintained in one lane by flaggers.

– Now through Sept. 20, U.S. 250, First Street in Moundsville, will be closed in both directions from Pine to Olive avenues to repair waterlines. The alternate route is Olive Avenue to Second Street, then to Pine Avenue to U.S. 250.

– From Sept. 14 through Sept. 22, Roney’s Point Road, Ohio County 27, will be closed for SWN to run a waterline across CR 27 associated with the Panhandle Central Waterline. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.

Emergency vehicles will be accommodated.

Inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances could change any of the projects.

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