West Virginia Department of Transportation

After some unexpected structural problems, reconstruction of the Notre Dame Arch Bridge in Clarksburg, W.V., has begun in earnest. Starting on July 20, large concrete beams began arriving on the construction site. The 78-year-old bridge is located on West Pike Street (WV 20), near Monticello Avenue, in the city's downtown, where it carries traffic over Elk Creek.

A major project to replace bridge decks began in early October in Charleston, W. Va. The West Virginia Department of Transportation's (VDOT) Division of Highways is replacing the decks on the I-64 Danner Road overpass bridge, which is between the Oakwood Road (exit 58A) and Montrose Drive (exit 56) exits.

Leaders with the West Virginia Department of Transportation unveiled an all-new, interactive, web-based map that shows every road project going on across the entire state. The map also provides real-time statistics on how much road work has been completed across a variety of categories, including Gov.

Gov. Jim Justice held a groundbreaking ceremony on May 1, with leaders from the West Virginia Department of Transportation, to commemorate the beginning of roadwork on an addition to the King Coal Highway (U.S. Route 52) in Mercer County. This major construction is the latest roadwork project to get under way as part of Gov.

CHARLESTON, W. VA. (AP) West Virginia Department of Transportation Secretary Tom Smith said officials are reviewing a proposal by Gov. Jim Justice to take road bond money meant for major projects and use it to repair secondary roads. The Parkersburg News and Sentinel reports Smith told a Senate committee that no decisions have been made on the proposal Justice made during his State of the State address Jan.

Gov. Jim Justice announced Dec. 6 that West Virginia will receive $40 million through the U.S. Department of Transportation's Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grants. These grants are designated by the Federal Government for use by the West Virginia Department of Transportation on two major projects: a bypass around Berkeley Springs in Morgan County, and construction of approximately 10 miles of Corridor H, a four-lane expressway in Tucker County that is part of the Appalachian Development Highway System.

Gov. Jim Justice announced that the West Virginia Department of Transportation has rejected bids received for the I-70 bridges and paving project in Wheeling and has begun a review and evaluation to change the scope of the project so that it may be re-bid.

The West Virginia Department of Transportation, with approval from Gov. Jim Justice, announces that it has awarded contracts as part of the Roads to Prosperity Program, financed with General Obligation bonds. Lewis County Crews will rebuild the southbound interchange of Exit 99 (Weston/Buckhannon) on I-79 in Lewis County.

David Bernhardt, Association president, appointed Aaron Gillispie of the West Virginia Department of Transportation to chair the National Transportation Product Evaluation Program Oversight Committee. That program is a public-private partnership that provides single-source testing of common products used by state DOTs and manufactured to AASHTO standards.

The West Virginia Department of Transportation's Division of Highways estimated that as of Aug. 1 the state had absorbed about $7 million in flood damages to roughly 200 roads in 11 counties, after heavy rains created sudden flooding July 28 and 29.

The Maryland State Highway Administration is in the early stages of widening I-81 (Maryland Veterans Memorial Highway) and rehabilitating several bridges in the Williamsport area of Washington County. The project is Phase I of a four-phase project. The cost of the project is $105.5 million.