In the next couple of weeks, you could experience some traffic delays as you make your way through Wheeling, as officials with the West Virginia Department of Highways report a $5.8 million asphalt job should begin on July 7th.
The project will take place in both the east and westbound lanes. Heading eastbound it will start at the Washington Ave. exit and continue to the bottom of 2-Mile Hill. On the westbound side, the construction will be done between Washington Ave. and Exit 2-A, which is the Oglebay exit.
West Virginia Department of Highways engineer, Dan Sikora, said the project could last until mid-October. They're hoping to do move the project forward by working six to seven days a week to ensure it is done in a timely manner. "Milling out the existing pavement and replacing it with new asphalt. We'll be doing shoulder restoration, some minor drainage work," said Sikora.
The project will be predominantly night time work, between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. WVDOT will be maintaining at least one lane of traffic in each direction at all times.