CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The end of the widening and bridge repair project on I-79 from Harrison County to the Pennsylvania state line is nearing an end, according to state Department of Highways officials.

Widening on southbound I-79 will wrap up later this summer and operations on the northbound side are expected to be completed in the summer of 2025.

Bridge work continues at several sets of interstate bridges and on the South Fairmont West Virginia Arch Bridge.

Construction of new bridges at Middletown is now complete, and the new Kingmont Overpass Bridge could open to traffic within the next few weeks.

Bridges at Millersville and Tygart River must still be replaced. Demolition of the existing northbound Tygart River Bridge has been complete, and contractors are setting steel beams for the final phase of bridge construction.

There are also several other highway projects are scheduled to begin within the next 60 days in the West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) District 4, which includes Doddridge, Harrison, Marion, Monongalia, Preston, and Taylor counties.

That list includes a $1.6 million project to replace the Everetteville Bridge in Monongalia County, a $1.43 million project to resurface the Interstate 68 Exit ramps, $1.4 million to repave WV 26 from Valley Point to Wollen Mills in Preston County, and $1.6 million to repave the intersection of US 50 and WV 18 in Doddridge County.

A project to upgrade ADA ramps in Bruceton Mills in Preston County is also expected to get underway within the next two months. The WVDOH is upgrading ADA ramps all over the state to comply with federal mandates.