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Roadwork winding down on I-64 as winter approaches

The West Virginia Division of Highways will be winding down roadwork on Interstate 64 between Milton and Crooked Creek/U.S. 35 as the winter season approaches. (MGN Online)

Good news for motorists weary of roadwork on Interstate 64 between Milton and Crooked Creek/U.S. 35.

The West Virginia Division of Highways will be winding down work there as the winter season approaches, according to a news release from the state Department of Transportation.

Highways officials said Phase 1 of the project from Milton to Hurricane is now fully complete and open to traffic.

Work between Hurricane and Teays Valley (Phase 2) will conclude for the year with a second layer paving project, on the westbound side, set to begin next week (weather dependent). With the completion of this portion of the paving project, the contra-flow walls will be taken down and contractor will begin cleaning up exit ramps.

In the spring 2019, the final resurfacing of the project will be completed as a nighttime paving project that will be part of a larger effort that will include Phase 3.

Meanwhile, the Crooked Creek/U.S. 35 to Teays Valley (Phase 3) is finished for the remainder of the year and will be part of the final resurfacing project in the spring 2019.

While the DOH winds down these phases of the project, drivers should expect delays for the next two weeks.

The Division of Highway reminds travelers to please slow down in work zones. The speed limit remains 55 mph from Hurricane to U.S. 35, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and law enforcement agencies will continue their enforcement until the contra-flow walls have been removed.

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