I-77 Construction to start rolling out Monday

Mercer County

A slow rollout of construction on Interstate 77 will be officially starting Monday.  With weather permitting, the rumble strips will start to be pulled up, along with detour and speed limit signs being posted.  Traffic will be diverted at and around this stretch of the interstate.  West Virginia Division of Highways District 10 engineer Terra Goins says it is a project that is proactively solving future problems.

“The concrete underneath the existing asphalt is starting to deteriorate,” Goins said.  “We want to get in there and get that fixed before it gets any worse. It could be more money in the future, so let’s get in there, get it done, and get it out of the way.”

The DOH advises everyone to slow down, be aware, and especially maintain posted speed limits, as officers will be pulling over speeding drivers.

The project is expected to be finished by November.

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