State Officials Release Causeway Plans for Lyburn Area

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

LOGAN COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The West Virginia Department of Transportation has released plans for a causeway to replace a road damaged during a mudslide.

Madison Creek Road in the Lyburn area of Logan County has been shut down for more than a week after a mudslide.

A temporary road is expected to open Thursday evening.

The longterm plan is to build a causeway across the Guyandotte River.

According to the DOT, the causeway will be from Madison Creek Road to Prince Street off of Neibert Bottom Road.

They say the construction will take approximately three weeks and will cost $1 million.

DOT says the causeway will be constructed using a 70 ft. long temporary bridge and a minimum of three corrugated steel pipes of 12 ft. diameter. The bridge will be composed of timber deck.

The entire causeway will be approximately 180 feet in length.

The installation of the causeway will result in the placement of 288 cubic yard of temporary material under water.

DOT says the work will take place seven days a week during daylight hours. Crews will not be working on Christmas Day or New Year's Day.

The causeway detour will be in place for less than a year.

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