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Motorists frustrated by traffic in Charleston

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With a major construction project underway on the most heavily traveled section of road in the state, traffic can be a nightmare at times when driving through Charleston.

Motorists have shared their frustrations.

"It was about at least 45 minutes to an hour," explained Angie Myers who got stuck in the traffic.

"It is congested," said Richard Mulling of Charleston. "You have to sit in traffic for like 45 minutes before you get down through South Charleston."

West Virginia Division of Highways spokesperson Carrie Bly said work has resumed on a project that started in May 2012. Work shut down for the winter and resumed in April 2013. The work is expected to be complete by the end of August.

Bly said the project includes milling of the existing surface of I-64 , repairs as needed, and overlay of the bridge deck on the Eugene A Carter Memorial Bridge with latex modified concrete. Crews are also replacing expansion joints on the bridge and associated ramps along with the junction area of I-64, I-77 and the Leon Sullivan Way exit ramp and Brook Street entrance ramp.

"I hate it for people that are out of town coming in if you hit it you have no where to go," Myers said.

Bly said there have been no major traffic disruptions and that a majority of the work is being done at night.

"I guess if you live around town you can go around it," Myers said.

For more information on traffic conditions you can call 511 or follow the link provided.