HUNTINGTON - The
West Virginia Division of Highways announces that demolition of the 5th
Street overpass bridges, where WV Route 152 passes over I-64 in Huntington began on Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Concrete was awarded the contract to replace the existing concrete bridge deck
and steel superstructure. Over the last few months, workers have been preparing
the site and installing a temporary entrance ramp for Eastbound I-64 traffic.
the various stages of the demolition process, I-64 will be closed and all
traffic will be detoured around the structure using the existing Entrance/Exit
ramps as well as the newly installed temporary entrance ramp. Only one
direction of the interstate will be closed at a time and closures will only
occur between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
These closures are necessary to
remove the concrete bridge deck of the northbound structure. Future closures
will also occur for the removal of the steel superstructure. Two lane traffic
will be maintained on the southbound overpass bridge until construction on the northbound
bridge is complete. Then, traffic will be diverted onto the northbound
structure and demolition will begin on the southbound bridge.
Motorists should expect delays
during the closure hours and are asked to avoid the area if possible. Always
use caution and slow down in work zones. The project completion date is set for
May 25, 2018.