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$37 million contract awarded for local I-79 resurfacing

On Wednesday, June 28, the WVDOH awarded a major paving contract on Interstate 79 as part of the division’s ongoing road maintenance program. The bid awards are from a bid letting conducted Tuesday, June 13, 2023.

West Virginia Paving was low bidder on a project to repave Interstate 79 between the Big Otter and Frametown Road exits in Braxton and Clay counties, with a bid of $37,682,293.39.

WVDOH also awarded a paving contract on Willey Street (US 119) in Morgantown. Anderson Excavating LLC was low bidder on a project to repave a 1.25-mile section of Willey Street (US 119) through Morgantown, with a bid of $1,599,461.33.

This year’s WVDOH paving schedule includes $195 million in federal highway funding. That money includes $75 million to pave about 170 miles of two-lane state and US routes and another $120 million or so to pave more than 45 miles of interstates and expressways.

In addition, the WVDOH has budgeted $25 million in state funds to pave approximately 250 miles of secondary roads across the state.

Fifteen additional contracts were awarded last week for paving and other DOH support projects.