I-77 construction to soon come to an end


According to the West Virginia Department of Transportation, a construction project is soon coming to a close.

The construction on I-77 from Exit 1 to Exit 9 is about to be finished for the season. They are planning to be done around Thanksgiving. The paving is finished at this point, but according to District Manager, David Harper, its completion really all boils down to the outside climate. 

“Weather and temperatures, with rain and snow coming in and temperatures dropping then it reaches the point we can not pave anymore because it’s too cold,” Harper explained. 

They are planning to start back up on the project mid-March, weather permitting.

WVDOT also wants to remind drivers that the speed limit will continue to stay 55 miles per hour through that area because it still is an active construction site. They will be enforcing it.  

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