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I-81 expansion in E. Panhandle to be done in fall

Jan. 14, 2013 @ 09:37 AM

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The expansion of a five-mile segment of Interstate 81 in the Martinsburg area is expected to be completed in September.

Division of Highways district engineer Lee Thorne says the project is about 38 percent complete.

Thorne tells The Journal that the expansion will add a third lane on both the northbound and southbound sides, along with concrete median barriers.

Work on the project began in April 2012.

Thorne says the Department of Transportation determined that the expansion is needed to reduce accidents and handle an increase in traffic.



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