The West Virginia Division of Highways announces that road damage from recent flooding now totals $46,859,290.
More than a dozen contractors have been hired to restore access to communities
and repair major routes. WVDOH crews from around the state have been mobilized
in the impacted areas to remove debris and slides from roadways, stabilize
embankments and shoulders, and clear ditches and culverts. The DOH is currently
working to put additional repair projects out for contract work.
are some roads that will have to be totally rebuilt and several bridges that
need replaced,” stated Secretary of Transportation Paul Mattox. “With more than
150 roads damaged by these storms, it will take some time to effectively make
these necessary repairs.”
counties have reported road damage.
At this time, counties reporting the
most road damage are:
The DOH continues to survey damage to roadways, therefore, the cost of repairs may
increase or decrease as additional information is received.