$1.7 Million Road Project Begins on U.S. 250

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It's a highway repair project in a well-traveled part of Wheeling, and it will be going full speed, 24-hours-a-day for about ten weeks.

It's officially called U.S. Route 250, but most people don't refer to it that way. It's the stretch of four-lane highway that leads from downtown Wheeling, going south, with exits onto the 16th Street ramp and the 26th Street ramp. On Monday morning, highway crews started a project that will cost $1.7 million and will take ten weeks to finish.

The project is for "joint repair," fixing the connecting sections between the larger sections of pavement. In the end, they will diamond-grind the pavement, which they say enhances the ride-ability of the road, making it smooth and also skid-resistant.

Crews say the work will go on day and night, and drivers are warned to slow down, pay attention and expect changes in traffic patterns. They are starting with the slow lanes in both directions.


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