Skip to main content

There's work being done on the Mon-Fayette Expressway in West Virginia

The long-awaited final piece of the puzzle for the Mason-Dixon stretch of the Mon-Fayette Expressway is falling into place with awarding and start of construction of the final contract of the West Virginia portion of the Mon-Fayette Expressway.

When finished, the entire West Virginia portion of the Interstate 68-to-Pittsburgh highway will be complete and opened to traffic.

The contract which will include the freeway's tie in to Interstate 68 along with a total rebuild of Exit 10 on I-68 - was won by Kokosing Construction of Fredericktown, OH. The contract is funded by the 2009 American recovery and Reinvestment Act. The contract's value? Just over $11.6 million.

The contract was awarded on June 24th - construction began on July 6th. A temporary four month closure of Bowers Lane marked the start of new construction.

Kokosing is also building another piece of WV 43 just north of Interstate 68 - a nearly $23 million contract (won in December 2008) for roadwork that is just north of Interstate 68.

The plan is to have both projects completed and the freeway opened to traffic by the end of 2010. When completed, Pennsylvania will open to traffic two miles of highway from the Gans Road Interchange meeting WV 43 at the State Line.

Story:
Mon-Fayette Expressway moves closer to Cheat ---The Dominion Post

Comments

Anonymous said…
It's about time.
Anonymous said…
This is great. Commerce between Morgantown and Uniontown will improve drastically.
Anonymous said…
yes it is about time. hopefully they will build the rest of this road from 51 and also finish the southern beltway. Glad to hear west virginia is moving forward!!!

Popular posts from this blog

California State Route 232

This past month I drove the entirety of California State Route 232 in Ventura County. CA 232 is an approximately 4 miles State Highway aligned on Vineland Avenye which begins near Saticoy at CA 118 and traverses southwest to US Route 101 in Oxnard.  The alignment of CA 232 was first adopted into the State Highway System in 1933 as Legislative Route Number 154 according to CAhighways.org. CAhighways.org on LRN 154 As originally defined LRN 154 was aligned from LRN 9 (future CA 118) southwest to LRN 2/US 101 in El Rio.  This configuration of LRN 154 between CA 118/LRN 9 and US 101/LRN 2 can be seen on the 1935 California Division of Highways Map of Ventura County. 1935 Ventura County Highway Map According to CAhighways.org the route of LRN 154 was extended west from US 101/LRN 2 to US 101A/LRN 60 in 1951.  Unfortunately State Highway Maps do not show this extension due to it being extremely small. During the 1964 State Highway Renumbering LRN 154 was assigned CA 232.  Of n

Former US Route 101 and California State Route 1 in San Luis Obispo

Originally US Route 101 upon descending Cuesta Pass southbound entered the City of San Luis Obispo via Monterey Street.  From Monterey Street US Route 101 utilized Santa Rosa Street and Higuera Street southbound through downtown San Luis Obispo.  Upon departing downtown San Luis Obispo US Route 101 would have stayed on Higuera Street southward towards Pismo Beach and Arroyo Grande.  Notably; beginning in 1934 US Route 101 picked up California State Route 1 at the intersection of Monterey Street/Santa Rosa Street where the two would multiplex to Pismo Beach.  Pictured below is the 1 935 Division of Highways Map of San Luis Obispo County depicting the original alignments of US Route 101 and California State Route 1 in the City of San Luis Obispo.   Part 1; the history of US Route 1 and California State Route 1 in San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo lies at the bottom of the Cuesta Pass (also known as the Cuesta Grade) which has made it favored corridor of travel for centuries.  Cuesta Pass

Former California State Route 1 over Old Pedro Mountain Road

California State Route 1 in western San Mateo County traverses the Montara Mountain spur of the Santa Cruz Mountains.  In modern times California State Route 1 passes through Montara Mountain via the Tom Lantos Tunnels and the highway is traditionally associated with Devils Slide.  Although Devils Slide carries an infamous legacy due it being prone landslides it pales in comparison to the alignment California State Route 1 carried prior to November 1937 over Old Pedro Mountain Road.   Old Pedro Mountain Road opened to traffic in 1915 and is considered one of the first major asphalted highways in California.  Old Pedro Mountain Road clambers over a grade from Montara towards Pacifica via the 922 foot high Saddle Pass.  Pictured above an overlook of Old Pedro Mountain Road facing southward towards Montara as it appears today.  Pictured below it the same view during June 1937 when it was part of the original alignment of California State Route 1.  Today Old Pedro Mountain sits abandoned a