Crews continue to work on the Interstate 64 bridge between Nitro and Saint Albans. (West Virginia DOT)

Work progresses on new span over the Kanawha River on I-64


NITRO, W.Va. — Work is moving along on the construction of a new bridge over the Kanawha River at Nitro. Some of the steel superstructure is up, but a project leader with the West Virginia Department of Transportation said as the improved weather sets in, there will be a lot more of the structure going into place.

“They’ve got steel sitting on pier 2 and they’re trying to pour a cap on pier 3. Once they get all that done, which should be this week, they will be able to keep erecting all the way across,” said Todd Rumbaugh, Deputy State Highway Engineer and Chief Engineer of Construction. Read more...

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New I-64 St. Albans entrance, exit ramps set to open this week


CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – The West Virginia Division of Highways says the new westbound entrance and exit ramps on I-64’s St. Albans exit are scheduled to open to traffic by the end of the day on Thursday, Dec. 23.

The new ramps were constructed as part of the massive widening project on I-64 that has been funded through the $2.8 billion Roads to Prosperity program. The program funded $224 million to widen I-64 to six lanes between Nitro and the U.S. 35 interchange near Scott Depot, which included these new ramps, the WV DOH says. This project also includes constructing a new bridge adjacent to the existing Nitro-St. Albans Bridge and replacing several smaller bridges between Scott Depot and Nitro. Read more...

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Work to Begin Monday to Narrow Lanes Near Nitro-St. Albans Bridge


CHARLESTON, WV  Contractors plan to start work the evening of Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, to narrow eastbound and westbound traffic lanes on Interstate 64 in the construction zone near the Nitro-St. Albans Bridge.

Eastbound lanes on the interstate will be narrowed to 11 feet for about one mile in the construction zone, while westbound lanes will be narrowed to 11 feet for about three miles. Narrow lanes will be in place through the fall as contractors prepare to widen I-64 from four to six lanes.

Work to paint new lane striping and install signage will begin the evening of Monday, Sept. 13, and continue for several days. Contractors expect to install barrier walls next week. Read more…

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DOH warns of more traffic changes in I-64 Nitro/St. Albans bridge project


ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (WSAZ) It’s been almost two months since the groundbreaking of the I-64 Nitro/St. Albans bridge project, and now officials are urging drivers that roads will be looking completely different throughout the area.

“For the next couple of years in the entire area of St. Albans (and) Nitro there will be multiple traffic shifts and multiple traffic changes, so please be cautious of the area and allow extra time for commute,” said Department of Highways (DOH) District 1 Engineer Gary Mullins. Read more...

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Gov. Justice holds groundbreaking ceremony for I-64 Nitro/St. Albans Bridge construction...


PUTNAM COUNTY, WV – From a construction zone overlooking the I-64 Nitro/St. Albans Bridge at the point where it crosses over the Kanawha River, Gov. Jim Justice joined United States Senator Shelley Moore Capito and West Virginia Department of Transportation officials Wednesday afternoon for a ceremony to celebrate the start of work on a major project in the area to enhance the existing bridge and add a second bridge to better serve motorists traveling the high-traffic section of interstate. Read more...

U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito speaks during the groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday.

Ground broken on I-64 Nitro-St. Albans bridge project


NITRO, W.Va. — After being first announced in late 2019 and initial plans delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, state leaders and federal officials broke ground on Wednesday in Winfield to mark the beginning of construction on the I-64 Nitro/St. Albans Bridge project.

The $225 million project on the bridge also known as the Donald M. Legg Memorial Bridge, is slated to begin in days and be finished by October 2023.

The makeover is part of Gov. Jim Justice’s Roads to Prosperity project. Read more...

I-64 widening project details presented

I-64 widening project details presented


KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Drivers had their first opportunity to review proposed plans, ask questions and provide feedback on a major project what will eliminate one of the region’s largest bottlenecks.

It happened Tuesday during a virtual public meeting.

The Nitro-St. Albans interchange will be completely overhauled as part of a West Virginia Department of Transportation (DOT) plan that was revealed last NovemberRead more...

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Work on Interstate 64 improvements beginning this fall


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Work on the Nitro to St. Albans I-64 Improvement Project is slated to begin this fall as crews will widen the interstate to allow for better traffic flow around mile markers 40 and 45.

The West Virginia Department of Transportation on Tuesday held a virtual public meeting on the project. HDR Engineering Inc. is leading design work while Brayman Construction and Trumbull, A Joint Venture is doing construction. Read more...


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West Virginia DOT Improves I-64 Over Kanawha River


Collaboration in Key: West Virginia DOT Widens I-64 Through Five Phases and Efficient Coordination

Completing an infrastructure project involves coordinating multiple moving parts. For the Nitro-St. Albans I-64 Improvement project, which is taking place just outside of Charleston, West Virginia, the team has an excessive number of entities to coordinate. The West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT) and the team assembled for the five-phase construction project are moving forward on the project as they coordinate with their many partners. Read more...

Gov. Justice approves award of I-64 Nitro/St. Albans Bridge project

Gov. Justice approves award of I-64 Nitro/St. Albans Bridge project


PUTNAM COUNTY, WV – While overlooking the Interstate 64 Nitro/St. Albans Bridge, Gov. Jim Justice and leaders from the West Virginia Department of Transportation announced that the contract for the major project to expand and revamp the I-64 Nitro/St. Albans Bridge – also known as the Donald M. Legg Memorial Bridge – has been awarded to the joint venture of Brayman Construction and Trumbull Construction. Read more...