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Section of Interstate 70, closed since February, to reopen

Section of Interstate 70, closed since February, to reopen
A section of Interstate 70 has been closed since February as crews worked on the I-70 Bridges Project in Ohio County.

WHEELING, W.Va. — After months of work, a westbound lane of Interstate 70 through Wheeling is set to reopen no later than Monday, November 2, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said.

A section of the highway has been closed since February as crews worked on the I-70 Bridges Project in Ohio County. Motorists have been required to exit the interstate and take a detour through the city.

“It’s progress, and we’re moving in the right way,” Justice said Wednesday during a visit to Heritage Port, The Intelligencer Wheeling News Register reported.

West Virginia Division of Highways District 6 Engineer Tony Clark said officials hope to reopen the Mount DeChantal Bridge section of the highway on Friday, but rain could delay the move.

“By Monday, you should be able to drive I-70 westbound clear through and not have to get off on the detour that’s been in place since February,” Clark said.

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