Traffic Alert: Rock blasting planned near interstate

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February 07 2021 06:00 pm

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — The West Virginia Division of Highways warns drivers construction on I-64 scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 22 and Tuesday, Dec. 29, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m could cause some minor traffic delays.

WVDOH officials say contractors performing work on the widening of I-64 from Exit 15 to Exit 20 will be performing rock blasting in the area of Exit 18.

Officials say rock blasting is necessary to accommodate the widening of the roadway. I-64 traffic will be slowed to restrict motorists in the area while the blast takes place.

“We are very excited about the widening on Interstate 64, made possible by Governor Justice’s Roads To Prosperity program…While our contractor completes this necessary step, we ask that the public be aware in the work zone. We are widening the road for the sake of safety, and we need to stay safe in the work zone too.”

Byrd White, Secretary of Transportation

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