WVDOH continues rolling out repair projects in central West Virginia
West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) has recently completed 23 slide repairs and has another seven under construction and six scheduled in central West Virginia. There have been eight completed bridge projects and another 11 are under construction and seven scheduled.
These figures include the counties of Calhoun, Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Wirt, Wood, Barbour, Braxton, Gilmer, Lewis, Upshur, Webster, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Randolph, Tucker, Fayette, Greenbrier, Monroe, Nicholas, and Summers.
Additional projects are under design and will continue to be scheduled as WVDOH works to aggressively catch up on years of underfunded road maintenance.
Area slide repairs completed since January 2023 include:
(Summers) Meadow Creek Road piling wall, completed Jan. 27, 2023.
(Greenbrier) Alta Slip #1 soil nail project, completed Apr. 26, 2023.
Slide repairs include both an on the ground phase which is visible to the public, and a behind the scenes design phase which – to the driver – just looks like cones on the ground. No two hillsides are alike, and each site requires a specific design. While those designs are being completed, WVDOH places cones and signs to allow roads to remain open while under design, as often as possible.
Area scheduled and under construction bridge projects include:
(Greenbrier) Clifford Family Memorial Bridge replacement.
(Greenbrier) Howards Creek Pedestrian Bridge.
(Summers) Bradshaw Creek Bridge replacement.
(Monroe) Red Sulphur Bridge replacement.
There is so much work taking place that WVDOH developed an interactive roadwork map available at transportation.wv.gov where project dates are provided as they are scheduled for on the ground work. The map is updated every two weeks, with new projects added as they are scheduled.
The map itself cannot answer all questions for 36,000 plus miles of roads, so the WVDOH has set up a citizen response line, 833-WV-ROADS, to answer individual citizens with questions. The phone line is staffed from 7:30 to 4 each day, and WVDOH will respond with information on the specific roadway question within seven days. Citizens can also fill out a form online by visiting transportation.wv.gov and clicking on Request Road Work.