I-77 Bluefield to Princeton Work to Stop for Labor Day

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) – With the interstate rehabilitation work nearly complete on the Northbound (NB) side of I-77 between Bluefield and Princeton, and Labor Day weekend coming up, the West Virginia Department of Transportation would like to announce that it will remove the barriers and open all lanes to traffic for the Labor Day weekend from Friday, August 31 through Monday, September 3.  

Additionally, the WVDOT would like to release a schedule for the switchover to the Southbound (SB) side.

Weather permitting, the tentative schedule is as follows:

August 27Rumble Strips and Reflective Pavement Markers installed with a fast lane closure

August 28Rumble Strips placed on 10 ft. shoulderand guardrail installation.  Late afternoon contractor to begin breaking down traffic control on NB side and reset for the SB side on August 29, 30 and 31.

August 31 – September 3 – All lanes open for Labor Day weekend traffic

September 4Set barriers on SB and begin SB rehabilitation work (could be September 5 at latest, weather permitting).

Travelers are encouraged to go to WV511.org for additional travel information.

Reminder that the speed limit in the work zone area will remain 55 mph and law enforcement partners will continue to enforce.

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