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Rockslides put a strain on WVDOT maintenance fund

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Recent rock and mud slides are straining the West Virginia Department of Transportation's maintenance fund.
 
DOT spokesman Brent Walker said that the cleanup of a rock slide in Raleigh County could cost $500,000.  A section of W.Va. Route 3 near Sundial remains closed while crews remove three large boulders that fell onto the road on Friday.
 
Walker says cleaning up a mudslide that cut off access to a road in Logan County earlier this month also will be expensive.  He said the DOT's maintenance fund could go over budget this year. If that occurs, other projects such as resurfacing would be affected.

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