Section of Rt. 10 in Logan County to remain closed for 90 days - WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather, Sports

Section of Rt. 10 in Logan County to remain closed for 90 days

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A section of Route 10 in Logan County will be shut down for the next 90 days. The announcement came Monday afternoon from the West Virginia Division of Highways.

A contracting company is excavating rocks near the road in the Lyburn area. It's the same section of roadway where a rockslide sent three people to the hospital in early July.

WVDOT Secretary Paul Mattox explained the reason for the closure and the existing work by Bizzack Construction.

"The steep hillside work is becoming increasingly unstable and, thus, unsafe for traffic to move through the work zone," said WVDOT Secretary Paul Mattox said in a news release. "So the decision has been made to close the area until the slope can be lowered to an elevation such that traffic can be safely managed through the work zone."

Vehicles will detour onto County 14 (Rum Creek Road) at Dabney for 12.2 miles to County 16 (Buffalo Creek Road), then follow County 16 for 5 miles to WV 10 at Man.