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Traffic Tie-Ups Plague Cabell Motorists

Reported: Feb. 22, 2014 9:47 PM EST
Updated: Feb. 22, 2014 10:57 PM EST
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (Dan Matics) -- Warmer days mean more motorists will be hitting the highways, and running into road construction everywhere.

And that might mean a few more headaches for you.

Some local law enforcement are stepping up to keep motorists safe in the busy road work season.

It was a fun-filled Saturday for Lisa Bandy and her family, but as she made her way to Barboursville, like so many others, she avoided Interstate 64.

"Backed up," she said. "I don’t take the interstate unless I have to."

The reason being a massive construction zone, which has been there for a little more than a year.

Crews are widening the interstate near Huntington between the 29th Street and Hal Greer Boulevard exits.

The project started back in Feburary of last year, and is expected to be done by this fall.

As warmer days come our way, police officers will be out in full force.

Bandy will continue to take the "back way," as she waits for the day the traffic nightmare will be over.

"It’s worth the improvement,” she said. “But, yes, annoying!"

The interstate widening project is expected to be complete by October.



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