I-64 traffic pattern to be shifted in construction zone

I-64 traffic pattern to be shifted in construction zone
Published: Nov. 16, 2023 at 4:54 PM EST
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CABELL COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - The traffic pattern on the Interstate 64 widening project in the Barboursville area will undergo another change Thursday night as crews prepare for final construction.

According to a release from the West Virginia Department of Transportation, westbound traffic on I-64 will be shifted to “freshly built pavement” between 7 p.m. Thursday and 6 a.m. Friday.

“Drivers should be prepared for flaggers, equipment, and road workers in the area between mile marker 21 and mile marker 18 during the lane shift,” WVDOT said in a news release.

The agency said eastbound traffic will be shifted onto new pavement after the Thanksgiving holiday.

The $72 million project, part of Gov. Jim Justice’s $2.8 billion Roads to Prosperity program, will eventually expand that stretch of road to eight lanes to ease traffic congestion.

In addition, “a $91 million project funded by Roads to Prosperity is widening I-64 to six lanes from Merritt’s Creek to the 29th Street exit,” WVDOT states.

Both projects are expected to be complete by late 2024.