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Route 10 in Logan County re-opened, according to WV Department of Transportation

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According to the West Virginia Department of Transportation, WV Route 10 in Logan County has been re-opened.

All barricades have been removed at the north and south ends of WV Route 10 and traffic is now allowed to pass through.



The West Virginia Department of Transportation said on Monday that it has received several calls regarding the closure on WV 10 and a possible extension of the project. The Division of Highways indicated that it has not been made aware of any request for a time extension.

The contractor has moved about 280,000 CY of material according to the DOH. The project is now more than 75 percent complete. As of now, according to the DOH, they are still on schedule to complete by late October, in range of the initial 90-day closure request.

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. He said that the steep hillside was becoming increasingly unstable and, thus, unsafe for traffic to move through the work zone.

Vehicles currently 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.

Residents had voiced concerns over safety on the detour. The WVDOT announced changes in August to help alleviate those worries.