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Gov. Justice approves award of I-70 Bridges Project in Wheeling, West Virginia

Christian Fernsby |
Gov. Jim Justice and leaders from the West Virginia Department of Transportation announced today that the contract for work upgrading more than two dozen bridges along the Wheeling corridor of Interstate 70 has been awarded to Swank Construction Company.

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The project is one of the most significant of Gov. Justice’s Roads to Prosperity program.

“At the end of the day, there’s no way in the world I could be any happier; our state’s moving,” Gov. Justice said. “I can’t say this enough times; we’re on it. And our people with Highways are on it.”

The Governor made the announcement during a public event at Heritage Port Park in Wheeling, which overlooks the Fort Henry Bridge crossing the Ohio River; one of 26 total bridges in the greater Wheeling/Ohio County area set to receive work as part of the project.

The scope of work for the project includes rehabilitation work on 25 bridges along this section of I-70.

The project also calls for the replacement of the Fulton Bridge, which is located just to the east of the Wheeling Tunnel.

The goal of the project is to enhance safety on the many bridges in the area by fine-tuning their structural integrity, while also improving access for pedestrians to travel across the bridges on foot.


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