KINGWOOD, W.Va. – The West Virginia DOH has plans to use a machine called the “reclaimer” on 24 area roadways that will immediately improve drivability. The roads will be either paved, tar and chipped, or graveled, depending on the daily traffic count.
“Throughout the month of October, citizens will see the reclaimer in use on the most pothole-ridden rural roads,” said Darby Clayton, P.E., Assistant Chief Engineer of Operations. “Building a good base with the reclaimer will allow us a to bring all 24 roads up to a better quality ride in the beginning. After that, the focus will shift to providing each roadway with the surface its average daily traffic dictates. We ask that West Virginians be patient, as we continue our work to get a large number of roads in better condition than they have been in years.”
The 24 projects on which the reclaimer is currently being utilized are:
Cherry Grove-Mountain Dale
Mt. Nebo/Bull Run
Terra Alta Lake