Info session Monday for Cairo Bridge replacement

CAIRO — An Informational Workshop is planned for Cairo Bridge Replacement Project in Ritchie County next week.

The West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) will hold an informational public meeting on Monday, December 5, 2016, at Cairo Community Building, located at #2 Town Square, Cairo, Ritchie County, West Virginia on the proposed Cairo Bridge Replacement Project.

This project proposes to construct a new bridge in the existing location on W.Va. 31 over the North Fork of the Hughes River, according to a press release from the WVDOH.

This meeting complies with the public involvement requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, the press release said.

No formal presentation will be made, the press release said.

The scheduled public meeting is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the public will be afforded the opportunity to ask questions and give written comments on the project throughout the meeting.

A handout with project details will be available at the meeting and on the WVDOH Website.

Those wishing to file written comments may send them to Mr. R.J. Scites, P.E., Director, Engineering Division, West Virginia Division of Highways, 1334 Smith Street, Charleston, West Virginia 25301 on or before Thursday, January 5, 2017.  Visit the WVDOH Website at for project information and the opportunity to comment on the project.