Parkersburg Memorial Bridge Rehab over Ohio River
Image credit: Parkersburg Bridge Partners
Parkersburg Bridge Partners (PBP)—the team overseeing the Parkersburg Memorial Bridge Rehabilitation over the Ohio River—recently selected Modjeski and Masters as the Engineer of Record for the project. Modjeski and Masters will provide all of the bridge design engineering services for the steel…
March 31, 2022
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice this week announced over $8.3 million in approved Transportation Alternatives and Recreational Trails Program grants for projects across the state. The grants will go toward 29 improvement projects in 21 counties throughout West Virginia. According to the governor's…
February 22, 2022
West Virginia awards contract for Wheeling Suspension Bridge rehab project
Image: Office of Gov. Jim Justice
The West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) recently announced that the project to repair and rehabilitate the historic Wheeling Suspension Bridge has been awarded. WVDOH awarded a contract for $17,907,147 to Advantage Steel & Construction LLC to make necessary repairs to the bridge’s…
September 13, 2021
A Work Zone Speed Control System was chosen as runner up in ATSSA's 2021 Innovation Awards.
A Work Zone Speed Control System was chosen as runner up in ATSSA's 2021 Innovation Awards. Image: ATSSA
Two exhibitors at ATSSA’s 51st Annual Convention & Traffic Expo received Innovation Awards today in recognition of new products created by their companies that contribute to the industry’s mission of advancing roadway safety and working Toward Zero Deaths. The new products from 2020 were…
February 18, 2021
The West Virginia DOT (WVDOT) has announced that Bluefield Area Transit (BAT) will build a bus transfer station in the city of Bluefield utilizing grant funding from the Federal Transit Administration. “So many people have worked tirelessly on this project,” Byrd White, Secretary of Transportation…
January 05, 2021
West Virginia grants transportation alternatives
Gov. Jim Justice announces Transportation Alternatives and Recreational Trails Program grants. Image: Office of Gov. Jim Justice
Gov. Jim Justice awarded over $1.6 million in Transportation Alternatives and Recreational Trails Program grants yesterday for a dozen projects in cities and towns all across West Virginia’s Metro Valley region. West Virginia Transportation Alternatives and Recreational Trails Program (TARTP)…
October 29, 2020
West Virginia announces commitment to Wheeling Streetscape project
Image: Office of Gov. Jim Justice
The West Virginia DOT (WVDOT) recently affirmed the state's commitment to the Wheeling Streetscape project, which has been under development for two years. WVDOT Secretary Byrd White was joined by Gov. Jim Justice as well as Deputy Secretary Jimmy Wriston, P.E., State Senator Ryan Weld, and…
June 15, 2020
West Virginia DOT opens new McClanahan Bridge in Putnam County
Image: West Virginia DOT
The West Virginia DOT (WVDOT) Division of Highways recently announced the opening of the McClanahan Bridge in Putnam County, which is one of the state's Roads to Prosperity projects. The bridge opened to traffic this past Friday afternoon.  “I promised West Virginians that my Roads to Prosperity…
April 27, 2020
New York City Brooklyn Bridge
The Brooklyn Bridge in New York City is among the notable "structurally deficient" bridges in the country. Image by laretalo from Pixabay.
Nearly 231,000 U.S. bridges need major repair work or should be replaced, according to an American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) analysis of the just-released 2019 National Bridge Inventory (NBI) database from the U.S. DOT. That figure represents 37%, or more than one-third…
April 14, 2020
West Virginia I-70 bridges project
Image: Office of Gov. Jim Justice
Swank Construction, the contractor on the I-70 Bridges project in West Virginia, has notified the West Virginia Division of Highways of their decision to suspend work for the next two weeks, as a precautionary measure in the midst of the current COVID-19 pandemic. The suspension of work is to be…
March 19, 2020
Wheeling Suspension Bridge West Virginia
Image: Famartin [CCA-4.0] via Wikimedia Commons
After multiple incidents of continued disregard of weight limit and safety restrictions by motorists on the Wheeling Suspension Bridge, officials with the West Virginia DOT (WVDOT) are officially closing the structure to vehicular traffic until further notice. "The whole reason we have the safety…
September 25, 2019
Gov. Jim Justice and leaders from the West Virginia DOT (WVDOT) announced yesterday that the contract for work upgrading more than two dozen bridges along the Wheeling corridor of I-70 has been awarded to Swank Construction Company. According to the Office of the Governor, the project is considered…
August 06, 2019