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How much will this project cost?
This project, funded in part by a $20 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s BUILD program, will cost a total of $224.4 million.
Why will there be two bridges instead of one?
This stretch of I-64 serves the growing communities of Kanawha and Putnam Counties and carries about 70,000 vehicles per day. The continuously increasing traffic volume has resulted in congestion, sudden stops, and collisions. Building an additional bridge will alleviate the increased traffic in the area.
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When will construction begin?
Construction will begin in winter of 2020/21. An announcement will be made once the exact date is finalized.
When will the project be completed?
The construction will be completed during the Fall of 2023.
How many lanes will be open during construction?
On I-64, there will always be at least two lanes open in each direction.
Will there be any road closures during the project?
Yes, both the St. Albans and Nitro Interchanges will have ramp closures. These closures will be done only over weekends, with work being announced prior to each closure. Detours can be found further down on the virtual public meeting page.
Will there still be direct access for emergency services personnel?
Yes, this project will not limit access for emergency services personnel.