CHARLESTON, W.Va. — All lanes of interstate traffic near the I-77/I-79 split in Charleston are back open following a major bridge project.

The state Department of Transportation (DOT) announced on Saturday that work to repair and replace a series of bridge decks near the Westmoreland Road area was completed ahead of schedule.

The scheduled 100-day project was completed in 91 days, according to the DOT.

“What’s really exciting is that, for a long time, we would have never even dreamed of being able to do a project of this magnitude so quickly,” Deputy Secretary of Transportation Jimmy Wriston, P.E. said in a release.


Jimmy Wriston

“But, under Governor Justice’s leadership, we’ve been encouraged to find new ways to fix every single road of this state faster than we ever have before. And, for this project, our crews were able to use new techniques and technology to get the work done at break-neck speed.”

Decks were replaced on the Tom Williams Family overpass bridge over Garrison Avenue, the bridge over Westmoreland Drive, and the overpass bridge across Cora Street.

A deck resurfacing overlay took place on the Spring Street overpass bridge.

Brayman Construction served as the contractor for the project.

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