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Crews Preparing to Remove Construction Barge Stuck in Potomac River

A contractor is moving equipment to a site along the West Virginia shore to begin removal of the larger of two runaway work barges that were swept down the Potomac River in early May due to high water levels from a series of heavy thunderstorms upstream....


Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Names Shafer Equipment Dealer of West Virginia

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas announced a dealership agreement with Shafer Equipment, Charleston, W. Va., under which Shafer Equipment will sell and service Hyundai wheel loaders and excavators in West Virginia....


West Virginia to Build $147.6M Connector Road From Welch to Coalfields Expressway

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice hosted an event May 13 near the construction site for the state's newest major highway — one that will connect the town of Welch with the Coalfields Expressway. The project is the latest effort in the governor's Road to Prosperity program, specifically designed to provide funding for key road and highway construction across the state....


Wheeling, W.V., Trims $1M From Budget to Build New Fire Department HQ

The Wheeling City Council in West Virginia met briefly May 9 to hear a first reading of an ordinance to agree to a $9 million contract for construction of the city's new fire department headquarters. The action comes after Wheeling leaders announced earlier in May that bids for the long-awaited project came in higher than expected....


Rogue Construction Barges Float Down Potomac Near Harpers Ferry, W.V.

Two construction barges are now stopped in the Potomac River after breaking loose the weekend of May 7 to 8 and barreling their way down choppy waters in West Virginia, authorities announced. The pair of barges were carrying a Caterpillar excavator and other equipment when they got free of their moorings and floated down the high waters of the river, heading toward Harpers Ferry, W.V., according to Christiana Hanson, a spokesperson of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park....


Southeastern Equipment Expands Kobelco Offerings to West Virginia

Southeastern Equipment Company is expanding its Kobelco equipment offerings to the West Virginia area. Beginning March 1, Southeastern will become the dedicated sales, rental, parts and service provider of Kobelco equipment in West Virginia counties: Boone, Braxton, Cabell, Calhoun, Clay, Doddridge, Gilmer, Harrison, Jackson, Kanawha, Lewis, Lincoln, Logan, Marion, Mason, Mingo, Monongalia, Pleasants, Putnam, Ritchie, Roane, Taylor, Tyler, Wayne, Wetzel, Wirt and Wood....


Rehab of the Memorial Bridge in Parkersburg, W.V., Shifts to New Owners

With its acquisition of West Virginia's Memorial Bridge in March, Parkersburg Bridge Partners (PBP) has assumed financial responsibility for the 68-year-old toll bridge, its rehabilitation and operation....


West Virginia Moves Forward With $224M Road, Bridge Project

A multi-year design-build project is moving forward between Nitro and Scott Depot, W. Va. It includes the widening of Interstate 64 and major upgrades to the Nitro-St. Albans Bridge. The prime contractor is Brayman – Trumbull, A Joint Venture and funding is mostly from WV Roads to Prosperity Bonds, with some FHWA Build Grant funding, as well....


VIDEO: Scenic Old Hill Top House Hotel in Harpers Ferry, W.V., May Finally Be Revived

Harpers Ferry, W.V., Mayor Greg Vaughn longs for the day when he can finally watch the resurrection of a historic hotel in his tiny town that has been discussed for a decade. "I'm looking forward to the first truckload of debris leaving that site," he recently told West Virginia MetroNews, a statewide radio news service....


Complex I-70 Bridge Project in West Virginia Heading Toward Completion

Although work in and around Interstate 70 in the Wheeling, W.V., area will continue into this fall, all 26 bridges in a massive $215 million bridge replacement and rehabilitation project are either completely or partially open to traffic, the West Virginia Division of Highways (DOH) announced in late December....






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