CHARLESTON- The West Virginia Department of Transportation announces that West Virginia Governor Jim Justice will join Transportation Secretary Tom Smith and other officials as they break ground on 70 miles of operational improvements along WV10 between Man (Logan County) and Kegley (Mercer County). The event will take place Wednesday, July 18 beginning at 11:00 at the Man Elementary and Middle School along Huff Creek Parkway on WV 10, east of Man. The public is invited to attend.
“This is a project that would absolutely not be possible without Governor Justice’s Roads to Prosperity program,” stated Secretary Smith. “The operational improvements being made will make this 70 mile stretch a much more efficient and safe road for all who travel it.”
Estimated to cost around $90 million for the entire 70 mile project, improvements will include widening, guardrail, striping, paving, slip repairs, bridge rehabilitation and/or repair, curve re-alignment, ditch line and drainage improvements, and intersection improvements.
This Roads to Prosperity project will be broken into 5 contracts. The first of five contracts is a nearly 9 mile, $7.23 million contract for improvements between Man and the Wyoming County line. Because the first contract is not in one of the 10 designated turnpike counties, it will be funded by DOT’s regular federal aid program. The remaining 4 contracts, however, will be funded through the West Virginia Turnpike Bond proceeds.
Work is scheduled to begin immediately on this first contract and the entire three county (Logan, Wyoming and Mercer counties) project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019.