About the Project
Interstate 64 (I-64) serves the growing communities of Kanawha and Putnam Counties. Originally built in 1966, the segment crossing the Kanawha River, between Exits 44 and 45, now carries approximately 70,000 vehicles per day. An increase in traffic volume has resulted in congestion, sudden stops, and collisions along I-64.
Project Area Map
The I-64 Improvement Project, currently in the design phase, is a multi-year project that will widen I-64 from the US 35/I-64 Interchange to just east of the Nitro Interchange. A widened I-64 will not just improve traffic volume capacity, but will also enhance safety and support continued economic growth in the area.
Visit the Contact Us page to learn how you can stay up to date on the I-64 Improvement Project. WV 511 is also available to view real-time traffic conditions along I-64.
Design & Construction
Construction work is being carried out by Brayman Construction & Trumbull, A Joint Venture, while design work is being performed by HDR Engineering, Inc. The project is currently in the design phase and construction will start in winter 2020/2021. An in-depth look at the project schedule is provided to the right. Click through each phase on the Project Phases page to expand for more details regarding anticipated construction and closures. Detailed detour information and maps will be updated prior to closures.