CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Contractors are slowing traffic in the eastbound lane of Interstate 64 from mile Exit 45 to mile marker 45.5 to repair potholes. Work should be complete by noon.
Once eastbound pothole repairs are complete, two lanes of traffic on westbound I-64 will be slowed from Cross Lanes to mile marker 45.5 to repair additional potholes.
The West Virginia Division of Highways will update the public on the status of the repairs.
Potholes form when water gets into cracks in a road surface and freezes, then thaws. Freezing and thawing makes small cracks into bigger cracks, and bigger cracks into poholes.
The WVDOH holds contractors accountable for maintaining passage through work zones for the traveling public while a construction contract is in place. From the time a contract is initiated until the project is complete, WVDOH requires the contractor to make repairs immediately when issues arise.