BECKLEY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Some motorists may need to anticipate minor delays during their Monday morning commute due to ongoing roadside work.
The area along S. Fayette Street just past Stratton Elementary is currently alternating single-lane openings for through-traffic as maintenance work is underway.
Specifically, the portion of road adjacent to Wright Hunter Cemetery and the Morris Avenue entrance has seen utility vehicles set up shop for the implementation of branch removal along the area.
The trees in the area, rendered leafless by recent plummeting temperatures, visibly protrude into the roadway, though only to an extent to which one could anticipate potential issues navigating larger trucks with excessively high clearance.
Monday has seen a slight uptick in temperatures throughout Raleigh County, however with clear skies and an unobscured sun overseeing the work in progress on a 40 degree morning which appears to be getting progressively warmer.
During lapses in through-traffic and while the roadway is cleared due to signage, workers are being elevated by equipment to the upper levels of roadside trees where branches are being dislodged via chainsaw before falling to the roadway itself where they are hastily removed.
Delays at the time of writing are brief, generally under 1-2 minutes for each stop. The estimated time for completion of the roadside work is uncertain.
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