Construction Crews Hit the Streets after Brutal Winter

By: Rahel Solomon Email
By: Rahel Solomon Email

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- It's that time of year again in Kanawha County: Division of Highway crews are in full swing.

On Monday, crews were out in the region repairing the roads after winter’s brutal beating.

“If we didn't come in and mill them out and patch it up, it'd just get worse and become pot holes and the roads would disintegrate,” WVDOH supervisor David Harper said.

Crews were out working on both long term projects such as repairing a bridge on Interstate 77 in Sissonville and also routine maintenance such as filling cracks on Lee Street in Charleston.

The increased construction activity has caused traffic delays and closures around the region.

“We realize that it's an inconvenience but if we don't do it, then the roads are not going to be safe,” WVDOH spokesperson Carrie Bly said.

Bly continued that while construction crews tend to work on off hours to lessen the impact on travelers during the day, sometimes delays can’t be avoided.

Construction in Kanawha County is set to last through the summer.

The WVDOH encourages people to follow them on Twitter at @WVDOT or on Facebook at the West Virginia Department of Transportation for updates on traffic closures and delays.

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