Motorists should expect delays throughout 60-day project
Virginia Department of Transportation’s Division of Highways announces
that a major project to replace the decks on the I-64 Danner Road
overpass bridge, between the Oakwood Road (exit 58A) and Montrose Drive
(exit 56) exits, will begin Saturday, Oct. 5 at 12:01 a.m.
Motorists should expect delays throughout the project, which is expected
to last 60 days.
The contractor, Brayman Construction, will maintain two lanes of traffic
in each direction during the road work.
The project consists of two phases:
Oct. 5 – involves completely removing the bridge deck on the eastbound
lanes of I-64, replacing it with new, steel-reinforced concrete that will
make use of the bridge's existing beams. To complete this work, eastbound
traffic will be shifted across the median to the westbound side.
will mirror the
exact same scope of work, replacing the bridge deck on the westbound
lanes of I-64. This phase will require westbound traffic to be shifted
across the median to the eastbound side.
Each phase is expected to last
approximately 30 days.
To provide for the continuous and safe flow of traffic, the Oakwood
Road/I-64 WB entrance ramp will be closed for the duration of the
project. Area traffic will be detoured to the Montrose Drive interchange
via WV 61 (MacCorkle Avenue).
The Virginia Street/I-64 WB entrance ramp will also be closed for the
duration of the project. That traffic will be detoured to the Lee
Street/I-64 WB entrance ramp via US 119 (Pennsylvania Avenue and
Earlier this year, a similar bridge deck replacement project near the
I-77/I-79 split in Charleston – using similar methods and technology –
was originally scheduled to take 100 days. That project ended up being
completed in just 91 days.
For more information on the project and detours, please go to the WVDOT
. Motorists are reminded to
pay attention for the new traffic patterns and to Just.Slow.Down in
work zones. Delays will occur and should be expected, particularly during
peak travel hours. Motorists are encouraged to adjust their travel times