CULLODEN, WV (WOWK)—Hurricane Mayor Scott Edwards confirmed on Tuesday that a new interchange on I-64 is moving forward.
“It’s absolutely good for Hurricane. People in Hurricane want this,” said Edwards. “It’s going to relieve congestion, make it easier to get in and out of town, and allow for more growth.”
He said that Triton Construction was the low bid for the construction of the new Culloden Interchange. He said the company’s bid came in around $32 million. Jennifer Dooley from the West Virginia Division of Highways said the bid letting process was Tuesday. That’s when companies submitted bids for this project and 19 others.
Dooley says engineers will review all bids and will make a decision within a week or two.
The Culloden Interchange will be near a big field along Benedict Road and connect I-64 to US 60.
Mayor Edwards says the project has been talked about for 30 years, but things really ramped up in the past two to three years. He said the project will take about three years to complete.
The West Virginia Division of Highways said that funding for this project will come from Gov. Jim Justice’s $2.8 billion Roads to Prosperity program.