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DOH Hopes To Open Madison Creek Road To Traffic Thursday

Reported by: Send eMail Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Dec. 16, 2013 5:04 PM EST
Updated: Dec. 16, 2013 5:12 PM EST

Photo Courtesy of WV Division of Highways
Photo Courtesy of WV Division of Highways

Madison Creek , Logan County , West Virginia

State Division of Highways officials said crews are making progress on bringing down the hillside along Madison Creek Road, and they hope to have the roadway open to traffic on Thursday.

Since the hillside was essentially pushed onto the existing road, it will be covered in mud and gravel in some spots, according to a news release from the DOH. The contractor has been able to clear the road to original grade. State officials said flaggers will be staged along the road to ensure everyone crosses safely. The progress made has given them a more permanent “temporary” fix.

The DOH is also moving forward to build a causeway across the Guyandotte River. Once the causeway is complete, Madison Creek Road will be closed to traffic, state officials said.

Emergency crews continue to transfer residents to and from their homes by boat. The DOH is continuing to deliver food and supplies to families who chose to remain in their homes. For those who left, hotel rooms, rental cars, and food are being provided.



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