Gov. Justice announces I-70 West to open Friday without detour

Ohio County

WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) – If you’re tired of the detours around the I-70 Westbound bridges project, there’s light at the end of the tunnel.

Governor Jim Justice, while visiting Wheeling, said he was pleased to make the announcement first.

By the end of the week, or at least by Monday–weather permitting–we’re going to be able to open up one lane of I-70 West all the way through Wheeling and not have to get off at a detour.

Governor Jim Justice (R) West Virginia

The plan was originally going to be this Friday, but unless something drastic happens by Monday, you should be able to drive I-70 Westbound clear through, and not have to get off on any detour that’s been in place since February.

Tony Clark, WVDOH District Engineer

Once it’s finished, they’ll begin on the other side–the eastbound lanes–starting in January or February.

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