UPDATE (1:20 p.m. on Dec. 7, 2021): Jennifer Dooley says all lanes are open on I-64E after massive traffic delays happened this morning.
WVDOT says that repairs are to begin again during the nights of Dec. 8 and Dec. 9. For more information on this, click here.
UPDATE (12:25 p.m. on Dec. 7, 2021): Jennifer Dooley, WV Public Relations Director says that one lane is still closed and there is some backup on I-64 E, but traffic is moving smoother than earlier this morning.
She says that contractors were removing rumble strips and patching pavement on the eastbound and westbound shoulders and traffic was shifted to the slow lane.
Contractors finished patching the westbound lanes, but an asphalt spreading machine broke down earlier this morning before work on the eastbound shoulder was complete, she says.
The lane remained closed during the morning commute which lead to massive traffic backups for eastbound traffic.
Dooley says a new asphalt machine was sent to the site.
Putnam County, WV (WOWK) – Overnight construction that closed one lane has spilled over into the morning rush.
While the stripping and then replacing of the roadway was planned, it’s causing a very large problem on your morning commute.
If you are going east on I-64, the backup starts before the Teays Valley exit and is going very slow. It squeezes down to one lane near the overpass at US 35.
If you’re considering Teays Valley Road, don’t. It’s backed up severely as well. Route 60 is your only other option for now, but you know that will get clogged too.
Be advised that all travel is very slow in this area if you’re trying to get to Charleston.