DOH reopens 1 lane of U.S. Route 60 as work continues on hillside

 

A concrete barrier was in place Friday morning on U.S. Route 60 near Cedar Grove .
A concrete barrier was in place Friday morning on U.S. Route 60 near Cedar Grove .

CEDAR GROVE, W.Va. — The state Division of Highways reopened one lane of U.S. Route 60 in eastern Kanawha County Friday afternoon after nearly two weeks of the busy highway being closed for an unstable hillside.

Contractors were able to cut a bench in the hillside to help stabilize the area to allow for the partial opening. A concrete barrier was put into place Friday morning creating a buffer zone if any other debris falls off the hillside.

The DOH closed the road near Cedar Grove April 20. Motorists used state Route 61 as a detour between Chelyan and Montgomery.

Temporary traffic signals will alternate the traffic through the one-lane area until further notice.





More News

News
Employees rally to save power plant and their jobs
Workers at the Pleasants Power Station are pushing for a buyer to emerge to take over the operation and save a facility which is part of the local communities identity.
February 4, 2023 - 2:04 pm
News
Law enforcement professional with Morgantown ties reacts to Memphis police brutality case
Ed Preston was a guest Friday on MetroNews "Talkline."
February 4, 2023 - 11:05 am
News
Woman pleads guilty to accident which left Sheriff hurt
Tess Haynes pleads guilty to impaired driving charge in case where she ran over Brooke County Sheriff while he directed traffic
February 4, 2023 - 10:58 am
News
Wayne County fire leaves one dead
Cause for fire under investigation
February 4, 2023 - 10:42 am