One of the most significant projects in Gov. Jim Justice’s Roads to Prosperity program is coming to the finish line.
Motorists using Interstate 70 in the Wheeling area should expect to see orange barrels begin to disappear as work on the $215 million I-70 Bridges Project comes to a close.
Minor work still needs to be completed on the project including painting and concrete repairs which will occur below the bridges. Once the project is completely finished, Gov. Justice and DOT leadership will hold a public ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the completion.
“Any traffic impacts will be short-term,” Tony Clark, P.E., West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) District Engineer for District 6 said. “We may have a lane closure pop up here or there for concrete coating work or something else up on top. That would only be a day or part of a day, not long term.”