Secondary road maintenance initiative update given, Route 63 slippage not included

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As work continues on Gov. Jim Justice’s Secondary Road Maintenance Initiative, the West Virginia Department of Transportation has provided an update on maintenance activities that have been completed in all 55 counties across the state in the time since Justice directed the Division of Highways to make secondary road maintenance its top priority last month.

According to the most recent update on Apr. 24, in Greenbrier County alone, 61 projects have been completed out of 158 scheduled in total due to the initiative. Most of the completed projects include roadside mowing and ditch maintenance, with patching projects still underway. Some of the more notable areas that have yet to be patched include US 219 from milepost 0 to 33.22, Route 92 from milepost 15 to 26, US 60 East from milepost 21.80 to 43, and US 60 West from milepost 0 to 21.80.

However, one notable area that is not included on the maintenance list for Greenbrier County is in Ronceverte on Route 63 below Master’s Garage. A large section of road has begun to slip off the mountainside, and it has been in this state for over two months. Road signs have been erected in the middle of that lane which prevent the passage of traffic on that side of the road, instructing drivers to instead hang close to the mountainside when passing. At this time it is unclear as to when this problem will be addressed.

The full list of current and ongoing projects can be viewed at https://urlzs.com/uF6F. When a project is completed, it will be highlighted in red within the appropriate list.