EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSCold Weather Pushes I-64 Work Into Daytime Hours
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Reported by: Kallie Cart
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Oct. 24, 2013 6:52 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
The weather is forcing some changes to construction along Interstate 64 in Charleston, and it will likely have a major impact on your commute through that very busy stretch of highway.
Most are familiar with the construction that has been going on along part of I-64 from the Oakwood Road exit, through the split and down to the Leon Sullivan Way exit.
But starting Friday, that construction will not only be happening in the overnight hours. It will also be going on throughout the day.
Because of the bad weather that has moved in, the Division of Highways has bumped up the construction schedule to get the project done before winter sets in.
Crews will now be working from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every weekday, in addition to construction in the overnight hours and weekends. There will likely be some exit ramp closures to keep an eye on, but the DOH is only going to close one lane at a time during daytime construction hours.
Crews are putting down a latex barrier over the concrete, which will extend the life of the concrete by about 10 to 15 years.
But the material they are working with is weather sensitive, and why the project has continually been delayed. Work has been going on for about a year.
The new completion date is set for mid-November.
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