Sabraton, Greenmont connector to reopen later this year

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – White Avenue, the connector between Sabraton and Greenmont in Morgantown was closed last spring due to slide.

City engineer Damien Davis says the remedy here will be similar to the fix on Forrest Avenue, but not as long.

“We’re hoping this one is in the $150,000 to $200,000 range,”Davis said,”It’s a little bigger than Jacobs Street and not as large as Forrest Avenue.”

Davis said,‚ÄĚPile lining wall, they’ll drill the holes for the piles and get those in and that won’t take that long, maybe a month,”Davis said,”Depending on the length of the wall designed to fix it.”

Davis expects the minimum time to complete the Request for Quotation, design, bidding, city council approval, construction and road reopening to be about six months. The stone surface will remain for approximately six additional months before paving to allow for settling.

The compacted stone will be paved as part of the 2020 street overlay program.

Davis says this one was difficult to detect because of the terrain.

City Officials have identified Brockway Avenue as the alternate route.

The road remains passable for pedestrians and cyclists.