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There is also turnpike bonding, worth $120 million in projects. ... Smith said some projects set to begin in this years includes the widening of the West Virginia Turnpike in Beckley — which is worth $80 million dollars and could begin in June — and improving West Virginia Route 10 from Mann to the Mercer ...
Todd Judy (right) has acquired three Ford dealerships in the span of a month: Bert Wolfe Ford in Charleston, Turnpike Ford of Charleston/Marmet and Turnpike ... Todd Judy may soon be a household name in the West Virginia automotive industry, after the Fairmont native acquired three established local ...

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The National Weather Service was the first to admit it was a tricky storm to predict. They were well off in their prediction of one to three inches when a sudden March storm roared into the southern coalfields and up into the West Virginia mountains Monday morning. The storm put ...
More than 30 vehicles got into a wreck on the West Virginia Turnpike as a snow squall passed over the Beckley area on Thursday afternoon. At about 3:50 p.m., a car spun out and hit another vehicle near mile marker 48, according to a news release from the West Virginia State Police. A tractor-trailer then ...
10 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2018 UPDATE: Paul Seamann with Jan-Care Ambulance said they have 10 ambulances on the scene of a major accident on I-77. There are at least 17 vehicles involved in the wreck. According Jan-Care there are also at least seven people injured. They are being taken to the ...
BECKLEY, W.Va. — A portion of the West Virginia Turnpike remained closed Thursday night following a multiple vehicle pileup believed to be caused by a snow squall. Raleigh County authorities confirmed that around 17 vehicles were involved in the wreck that happened at around 4 in the afternoon.

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: A West Virginia State Waters Permit, as required by W. Va. ... inspection between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the following location: WV Department of Environmental Protection | Division of Water and Waste Management | 401 Certification ...
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Details on what happened are limited. It is being investigated by the Turnpike Detachment of the West Virginia State Police. Officials with the West Virginia Turnpike Authority said the accident was considered to be minor. According to wv511.org the traffic was heavy coming up Flat Top mountain at around ...
(AP) — It's almost impossible for a West Virginian to go without seeing painting contractor W.Q. Watters Company's mark of influence in the state. ... W.Q. Watters' work painting bridges throughout West Virginia, like the Memorial Bridge in Parkersburg and the Kanawha River West Virginia Turnpike Bridge, ...
One of two southbound lanes remain closed, as well as one of two northbound lanes, after two tractor-trailers crashed Wednesday on the West Virginia Turnpike, our crew at the scene says. It happened near mile-marker 84 in the southbound lanes. One of the tractor-trailers was carrying yogurt, which ...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state Parkways Authority won't make a decision until March on the proposed new tolls for the West Virginia Turnpike. The authority is still waiting on a traffic engineering study that will provide the key information in setting the new toll rates that will be used to finance $500 ...
The highway was closed for about four hours after a series of crashes that began around 6:40 a.m. and the deaths occurred in the third crash, a turnpike spokeswoman said. Traffic had been detoured south on Route 119 and across West Virginia to Interstate 70 and back on the toll road at Breezewood.
Cpl. D.R. White with the West Virginia State Police Turnpike Detachment said in his report that he advised Rehm to produce his operators license and vehicle information. “Mr. Rehm refused, locked the doors of his truck, and started to leave the area,” White said. White ordered Rehm to stop, but he started ...
PRINCETON — An Ohio tractor-trailer driver was arraigned Friday on charges including fleeing with reckless indifference and battery on an officer after leading police on a chase down Interstate 77 from Raleigh County and into Mercer County. William K. Rehm, 54, of Columbus, who is being held at the ...
“Those are the types of projects that do affect greater areas or regions like Secretary Smith mentioned, such as the widening of the West Virginia Turnpike.” The delegation also met with Commerce Secretary Woody Thrasher, who brought up his support of Senate Bill 270, which would permit timbering in ...
Meanwhile, Harlow said a quick 2 to 4 inches could fall down the West Virginia Turnpike from southern Kanawha County into Fayette and Raleigh counties and up the U.S. 119 corridor. Roads could become slick as temperatures fall. Fluffier snow showers will return toward dawn, especially near and east of U.S. 119.

On Friday, January 22nd, 2016, I was in New York City preparing to head to West Virginia. So was a blizzard called Jonas. The blizzard that took the East Coast by storm hadn't hit by the time I rolled into in Harrisburg, PA. I was assured by meteorologists that I shouldn't try driving down I-79 to Charleston, ...
Tom Smith, secretary of the WVDOT, tells West Virginia Press Association Executive Director Don Smith the first wave of highway work will start across West Virginia as soon as the weather allows. The two talk on the state newspaper industry's new 30-minute video program, “West Virginia Press InSight.”.
A traffic and revenue study that will be instrumental in setting West Virginia Turnpike tolls increases to pay off a $500 million road bond issues is taking longer than expected to complete because of difficulties calculating the impact of a unique super-low priced unlimited use E-ZPass, the Parkways Authority ...
CHARLESTON - West Virginians can start looking for both orange barrels and jobs in February, according to the West Virginia Department of ... Once a W.Va. Parkways Authority study is complete and related bonds sold, $120 million in projects will start on W.Va. Route 10 in the Bluefield area and on the ...
Tom Smith, secretary of the WVDOT, tells West Virginia Press Association Executive Director Don Smith the first wave of highway work will start across West Virginia as soon as the weather allows. The two talk on the state newspaper industry's new 30-minute video program, “West Virginia Press InSight.”.
UPDATE: April 13 at 9:15 p.m. According to West Virginia State Police Trooper Cpl. Brian Garretson, four people have died in a vehicle that was struck by a tractor trailer on I-77 near Camp Creek. Troopers said the driver of the tractor trailer was flown to Charleston Area Medical Center. The names of the ...
Police say a truck driver from Hubbard died in a fiery crash along the West Virginia Turnpike. According to police, a flatbed tractor-trailer being driven by a 65-year-old Mearion Bateman of Hubbard man went off Interstate 77 in Raleigh County, WV, turning over and spilling its cargo of industrial metal parts in ...
BECKLEY, W.Va. — An Ohio trucker is dead after a Monday morning crash on the West Virginia Turnpike. “Actually the initial call was a tractor trailer on fire,” said Corporal Chad Morton of the West Virginia State Police. “Upon arrival I saw a flatbed which was overturned and on fire in the median.”.
PRINCETON, W.Va. — An Illinois truck driver is free on $5,000 bond after being arrested this week in connection with an April 2017 crash on the West Virginia Turnpike that killed four members of a North Carolina family. Troopers working the Turnpike charged Bertram Copeland, 41, of Rockford, Ill., with ...
Job fair set for W.Va. road projects ... W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Dozens of people rallied at the West Virginia State Capitol Friday to celebrate new road projects that are planned for this year. ... The first project to be funded by the $1.6B in bonds will be an eight-mile widening of the West Virginia Turnpike in Beckley.
GHENT, W. Va. (WVNS)-- Interstate 77 was partially blocked this morning while crews cleaned up an accident near the Ghent exit in Raleigh County. West Virginia 511 reported a vehicle accident on I-77 southbound near mile marker 28. Dispatchers tell 59 News the West Virginia Turnpike Police ...
BECKLEY, W.Va. — State Senator Jeff Mullins (R-Raleigh) complimented the planned widening of the West Virginia Turnpike through Beckley. He spoke on MetroNews affiliate WJLS Monday saying the project is a great step forward to developing southern West Virginia. A previous report said the plan is to ...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Forty percent of current motorists on the West Virginia Turnpike use the EZ Pass system but that number is expected to go up, possibly significantly, when the West Virginia Parkways Authority approves a new unlimited use flat rate toll later this year. Parkways Authority General ...
State Transportation Secretary Tom Smith said Thursday the project, expected to cost about $100 million, can proceed to construction later this year because the bulk of the engineering work took place several years ago when the West Virginia Parkways Authority first considered the project. Plans are to ...
WV Parkways Authority bond sale likely this spring ... 1, when the authority will receive a Traffic and Revenue study, which will outline West Virginia Turnpike toll increases needed to pay off the bond issue over 25 ... A $100 million project to add extra lanes to the Turnpike between the I-64 split and W.Va.
Also, West Virginia voters overwhelmingly approved a $1.6 billion road bond amendment for the state. Combined with a leveraging of federal dollars and a planned increase in turnpike tolls that will pay for other road bonds, West Virginia will undertake one of its largest ever road and bridge building and ...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The new year may bring corporate sponsorships to the West Virginia Turnpike. The West Virginia Parkways Authority put out a Request for Proposals in November. Parkways General Manager Greg Barr said sponsorships on toll roads are becoming more popular across the ...
There was one time we were in bed, semi-asleep, at midnight in the home of a total stranger during a blizzard along the West Virginia Turnpike. The next morning the neighbors dug our car out of the drifted snow and we resumed our journey to Bonnie's Princeton, W.Va., hometown. While bedtime comes ...
Combined with the leverage of federal dollars and planned increase in turnpike tolls, West Virginia will undertake one of the largest road and bridge building repair efforts ever starting in 2018. Whatever 2018 is to bring, we as West Virginians can only hope for a better future for our state and the people in it.
Mountaineer sports is always big news in West Virginia, and no sports story was bigger than Florida transfer quarterback Will Grier finally taking his first ... Combined with a leveraging of federal dollars and a planned increase in turnpike tolls, West Virginia will undertake one of the largest road and bridge ...
Though she often drives through town, she sometimes uses the West Virginia Turnpike to avoid Marmet. “I'm always trying to obey the law,” she said. “It just aggravated me to death to think that I try to do what's right and then he did that.” Such stories are dwindling with the decline in traffic citations, but the ...
We continue today with a look back at the top news stories in West Virginia in 2017. Today, five ... Combined with a leveraging of federal dollars and a planned increase in turnpike tolls, West Virginia will undertake one of the largest road and bridge building and repair efforts ever starting in 2018. 2) West ...
Worker injured after semi knocks over toll booth on W.Va. Turnpike. Error loading player: No playable sources ... KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A tractor-trailer on Wednesday afternoon knocked over a toll booth on the West Virginia Turnpike, sending a toll worker to the hospital, state police say.
Officers say a person is in custody after stealing a box truck, leading police on a pursuit for miles on the West Virginia Turnpike. The call came in shortly ... According to the authorities, the suspect drove the vehicle northbound on the turnpike and wrecked near exit 66 in Mahan, WV. Several police agencies ...
PRINCETON, W.Va. (WVVA) -- Officers say a person is in custody after stealing a tractor trailer, leading police on a pursuit for miles on the West Virginia Turnpike. ... According to the authorities, the suspect drove the vehicle northbound on the turnpike and wrecked near exit 66 in Mahan, WV. Several police ...
BECKLEY, W.Va. — The West Virginia Parkways Authority held their December meeting Thursday at the Tamarack Conference Center. One of the main ... The collected data from turnpike surveys handed to travelers earlier this year will help determine new toll rate structures as well as a proposed flat rate ...
A new water storage tank will be placed adjacent to the West Virginia Turnpike's existing water tanks to accommodate a new, 50,000-foot water line serving about 30 homes between Standard in Kanawha County and Mahan in Fayette County. The new line will also provide water service to the Turnpike's ...
Longtime West Virginia car dealer Gene Walker wants his customers back. After a run as executive ... Walker said he hopes the former Turnpike Chevrolet, his second dealership, will win back many of the customers he built a connection with during his 46 years at C&O Motors. Many followed him to Walker ...
16, starting at 10 a.m. at the BridgeValley Community and Technical Center (in Charleston, W.Va.), there is going to be a big job fair,” Smith said, explaining the WVDOT and West Virginia Contractors Association are hosting the event to hire people to work with the contractors across the state. Additionally ...
BECKLEY — A suspect in a Raleigh County robbery was apprehended early Tuesday morning after a foot pursuit by a West Virginia State Police trooper ... General Store on Robert C. Byrd Drive came in shortly after midnight, Cpl. M.S. Horton, with the West Virginia State Police Turnpike detachment, said.
Work on the initial section began earlier this fall between the I-64 Kanawha Turnpike exit in South Charleston and the Westmoreland exit along I-77 north in Charleston. That section will result in the construction of 42 new light towers at a cost of $8.2 million. According to the DOH, the second section will go ...
Worker injured after semi knocks over toll booth on W.Va. Turnpike. Error loading player: No playable sources ... KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A tractor-trailer on Wednesday afternoon knocked over a toll booth on the West Virginia Turnpike, sending a toll worker to the hospital, state police say.
"You definitely are going to see much more tolling both for general purposes, and you're going to see tolling like the price-managed lanes on I-66 to alleviate congestion," says Pat Jones, executive director of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association, which represents toll facility owners and ...


 

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