CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Work is wrapping up on the I-64 /I-77 resurfacing project in Charleston. However, there are still some lines that need to be drawn.
Most of the project, which got started in the spring of 2012, has taken place during the overnight hours. However, crews with the Department of Highways are working this week during the day to complete some projects that just can’t wait.
“A lot of the concrete work is very temperature and weather sensitive and so is the paint for the striping that we’re putting down on the road,” according to DOH Spokesperson Carrie Bly.
The project was originally set to be complete back in August, but Mother Nature had other ideas.
“With this project, the weather has not been our friend, at all. Over the summer we dealt with all of the rain and now we’re getting ready to wrap up our construction and paving season, so it’s getting colder,” said Bly.
The DOH wants motorists to know they could see some daytime delays over the next couple of weeks but the disruptions will be minimal.
“We will only have one lane closed during the day. We’re not sure where. It’s moving so fast that they could pop up here and there,” said Bly. “Drivers just need to be aware that they could encounter a lane closure and some traffic congestion during the day.”
You might notice a different look to those newly painted lines on the concrete. Bly explained.
“Usually you just see the yellow or the white line, but since that concrete is a little brighter, to make it pop, what we’re doing is putting down a black strip. Then we’re putting the white or the yellow over top of that,” said Bly
The work should wrap up for the winter season by the second week in November.