CHARLESTON — Roadwork will be suspended on interstate road projects for Fourth of July travel, the West Virginia Department of Transportation has announced.

The rehabilitation and resurfacing project along Interstate 77 from Bluefield to Princeton will be halted and all lanes will be open. The Interstate 64 rehabilitation work around Teays Valley is being done at night but will be suspended for the holiday traffic. The widening along the West Virginia Turnpike from U.S. 19 to the I-64/77 split will also be suspended, although the narrow lanes will remain in place. The Interstate 81 widening project in the Eastern Panhandle will be halted and work on Interstate 79 will stop for holiday travel.

While work will stop on July Fourth, crews will continue working on the bridge projects around the Westmoreland interchange in Charleston on Friday and Saturday. All other interstate work will resume Monday, July 8.

“Our goal is to make traveling through West Virginia over the Independence Day weekend as efficient as possible,” stated Transportation Secretary Byrd White. “Of course, there are projects that won’t allow us to remove the work zones, but work will be stopped.”

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