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WVDOH Accepts Bids for 20 Projects Including County Throughfare

An approximately $32 million project to build a new interchange on Interstate 64 near Culloden is among 20 projects included in a bid letting conducted by the West Virginia Division of Highways on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Of importance to Braxton County residents, the Bulltown to Falls Mill Road paving is also among in the work bid.
The projects are made possible through funding from Gov. Jim Justice’s $2.8 billion Roads to Prosperity program.
The WVDOH is reviewing the bids and hopes to award contracts for these projects soon.
In addition to the Braxton County work, the May 17 letting included the following projects: Marlinton traffic signals (Pocahontas County); Culloden Interchange (Cabell County) (Roads to Prosperity); Rupert sidewalk interchange (Greenbrier County); Statewide pavement markings; East River Mountain guardrail cable (Mercer County); Barksdale to Sandstone paving (Summers County); Porterwood to Moore Station paving (Tucker County); Romney paving (Hampshire County); Inwood paving (Berkeley County); Corridor H guardrail upgrade (Hardy County); Holden Bridge to Fountain Place Mall paving (Logan County); Slate Road slide repair with piling wall (Wood County); Shinnston sidewalk, pedestrian and bike facilities (Harrison County); Highland Trace Road paving (Greenbrier County); Anmoore Bridge overpass cleaning and painting (Harrison County); Moorefield paving (Hardy County); Baker to McCauley Bridge paving (Hardy County); Institute lighting (Kanawha County); Millesons Mill Bridge cleaning and painting (Hampshire County).
Several factors are considered before awarding a bid, including whether a bid falls above or below the WVDOH Engineer’s Estimate and by what percentage. In cases where a bid is above the Engineer’s Estimate, WVDOH must consider the project need, repercussions of not awarding the project, additional funding sources, and whether sufficient reasons exist for the differences in estimates. Most projects are reviewed, analyzed, and awarded within a week of the bid letting, but the process can take longer.
With work continuing in all 55 counties across the state, the West Virginia Division of Highways and the West Virginia Department of Transportation remind the public of the importance of keeping everyone safe in work zones by keeping “Heads up; phones down!”
WVDOH Accepts Bids for 20 Projects Including County Throughfare