Work begins on I-64 project between Cabell and Putnam counties

    Aerial view from the Eyewitness News SkyTeam drone shows the start of Interstate 64 roadwork that will take place between Cabell and Putnam counties from Milton to U.S. 35. (WCHS/WVAH)

    After a day’s delay due to the weather, roadwork on Interstate 64 between Cabell and Putnam counties began Tuesday.

    The Eyewitness News SkyTeam drone captured an aerial view of some of the work that will take place between Milton and U.S. 35.

    The West Virginia Division of Highways said in a news release that the fast and middle lanes of I-64 between those two areas will be closed 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on that day for road repairs.

    Highway crews will begin patching on the westbound side of I-64 for the morning commute and move to the eastbound side in the afternoon.

    It’s the first road work in the Roads to Prosperity Program and is part of a $50 million, 13-mile project that will stretch all the way to the Route 35 exit.

    If you are traveling through the area, you should expect some delays. You also can look for the return of a so-called contra lane at some point during the project.

    Highway officials urge you to slow down in construction zones, where fines are doubled.

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