Increased traffic anticipated as boy scouts roll in for 2023 National Jamboree

Oak Hill, WV (WOAY) – If you’re out on the roads today, you may notice additional traffic as Scouts and Scouting volunteers arrive for the 2023 National Jamboree at The Summit Bechtel Reserve.  

Approximately 15,000 scouts from across the nation are slated to arrive today and, for the first time, will include the Scouts BSA female participants. 

Residents should anticipate increased traffic and congestion throughout the area over the next ten days.  

The Beckley, Mount Hope, and Pea Ridge areas will likely experience the most traffic as the buses roll in. 

Other impacted roadways include US 19  and WV 16 between Beckley and Fayetteville, as well as Interstate 77 from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Glen Jean. 


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