Work on I-64 winds down for winter



A police cruiser idles on the shoulder of Interstate 64 West near the U.S. 35 exit in December 2018 as traffic moves along the highway in a construction area.

HUNTINGTON — As the winter season approaches, the West Virginia Division of Highways will be winding down work on the Interstate 64 rehabilitation project between Milton and Crooked Creek/U.S. 35 in Teays Valley.

Phase one of the project, from Milton to Hurricane, is now complete and open to traffic.

Work on phase two between Hurricane and Teays Valley will conclude for the year with a second-layer paving project, on the westbound side, set to begin last week, depending on the weather. With the completion of this portion of the paving project, the contraflow walls will be taken down and the contractor will begin cleaning up exit ramps.

In the spring, phase three, from Crooked Creek/U.S. 35 to Teays Valley, the final resurfacing, will be completed as a nighttime paving project. Phase three is finished for the remainder of the year.

While the DOH winds down these phases of the project, drivers should expect delays for the next several days.

The West Virginia Division of Highways reminds travelers to slow down in work zones.

The speed limit remains 55 mph from Hurricane to U.S. 35, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and law enforcement agencies will continue their enforcement until the contraflow walls have been removed.

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Funerals for Thursday, December 12, 2019

Aide Jr., Mitchell - Noon, Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

Banks, Betty - 11 a.m., Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden.

Barnett, Harry - 1 p.m., Mountain View Memorial Park, Richwood.

Bennett, Mary - 2 p.m., Lantz Funeral Home, Alderson.

Fortney, Etta - 2 p.m., Handley Funeral Home, Danville.

Goolsby, Neva - 11 a.m., Ridgelawn Memorial Park Abbey of Devotion, Huntington.

Harris, Carl - 1 p.m., Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.

Hartley, Roberta - 1 p.m., Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood.

Holbrook, Ralph - 11 a.m., Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet.

Holstine, Drema - 1:30 p.m., Fidler & Frame Funeral Home, Belle.

Paxton, Justine - Noon, John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer.

Pulliam, Robert - 5:30 p.m., Cross Point Church of God, Beckley.

Runion, Vance - 2 p.m., Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

Taylor, Ford - 2 p.m., Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar.

Smith, Roberta - 1 p.m., Taylor-Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer.

Stout Jr., Bernard - 2 p.m., Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs.

Walker, Atha - 1 p.m., Bartlett-Nichols Funeral Home, St. Albans.