EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSWEATHER DELAYS CONSTRUCTION
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Weather Delays Construction For I-64 Widening Project
Reported by: Tiersa Davis
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Mar. 11, 2013 2:02 PM EDT
Updated: Mar. 25, 2013 1:05 PM EDT
Huntington , Cabell County , West Virginia
Weather is once again cited as the cause for a delay in construction of the widening project of Interstate 64 through Huntington.
The contractor for the project has pushed back the start date until next week due to the poor weather conditions. The construction to widen I-64 to six lanes was to begin March 11 and then on March 18, but bad conditions has delayed the start for a third time.
One lane will be added to the east and westbound sides between the 16th Street and the 29th Street exits.
The weather has postponed the start of construction of widening Interstate 64.
The work to widen I-64 to six lanes near Huntington was to being March 11, but the contractor pushed the start date to March 18.
One lane will be added to the east and westbound sides between the 16th Street exit and the 29th Street exit.
The Division of Highways will soon begin construction to make Interstate 64 near Huntington a six-lane roadway.
Work will begin in mid-March to widen the lanes between Exit 11 (16th Street) and Exit 15 (29th Street) on I-64, according to a news release from the Division of Highways. An additional lane on the median side of the roadway, median concrete barriers and replacing the Cedar Crest Bridge are included in the construction.
During construction, there will still be two-lane traffic eastbound and westbound between 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. However, between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m., drivers should expect some lane closures. The speed limit will be reduced to 50 mph through the work zone area.
The Division of Highways project the constructions completion by late September 2014.
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