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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!!!

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