Starting Tuesday July 20th, there will be rock blasting operations that occur intermittently on Mondays through Fridays, between the hours of 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M., located near the I-64 St. Albans Interchange (Exit 44).
Five minutes prior to each blast, there will be temporary traffic pacing on both I-64 westbound and I-64 eastbound, and temporary closures at the St. Albans Interchange (Exit 44) eastbound and westbound I-64 on-ramps, and the Nitro Interchange (Exit 45) westbound I-64 on-ramp. For detour route, please see our detours page.
Starting on Thursday, August 5, there will be nightly lane closures on I-64 Eastbound and Westbound. These closures will continue for approximately two months.
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 construction 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 construction phase. 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.