West Virginia road work set

THE West Virginia Division of Highways advises of various lane restrictions and changing traffic patterns which will occur in both the east and westbound lanes of I-70 between Milepost 2.17 (at the eastbound Washington Avenue exit ), and Milepost 8.0 (at the bottom of (“2 mile hill”), as a result of a resurfacing project. It is scheduled to begin on or about Tuesday, July 8 and is expected to be completed by Oct. 17.

Phase 1 work will occur around the clock during the first work week. This will involve full depth base repairs on the westbound side near Washington Avenue as well as on the eastbound side near Exit 5.

Phase II work will occur at night between 7 p.m and 6 a.m. All lanes will be open during daylight hours. This phase involves the milling and replacement of asphalt base material. Work will begin at Washington Avenue and continue eastward. Then switch over to the westbound side and continue westward to the Mt de Chantal (Kroger’s) exit. The exit ramps in the work zone will also be resurfaced.

Phase III night work will involve placement of a new asphalt skid resistant wearing course and new striping. It will follow the same sequence as Phase II.

Phase IV night work will involve the placement of new raised pavement markers and edge rumbles strips.

During the various phases of this project, one lane of traffic will be maintained at all times with a lane width restriction of 10 feet to be in effect during normal working hours. Some drainage work will also be performed during daylight hours, but should not affect traffic flow.

The night work phases are tentatively scheduled to be performed between Sunday evening and Friday morning each week. However, adverse weather or unforeseen circumstances can prevent work from being performed as planned or scheduled.

Motorists are advised to watch for informational signage and/or changing traffic patterns as the project progresses through its various phases.