DOH projects set for region

PARKERSBURG — The West Virginia Division of Highways District 3 announced several projects this week.

* In Ritchie County, the DOH is extending the closure of Ritchie County Route 7/20, Riddle Hill Road, through Sept. 21 as Ohio-West Virginia Contracting performs a slip repair between 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Flagging personnel will be present.

* In Ritchie County, Kelly Paving began work Tuesday on a pipe replacement and resurfacing project on W.Va. 74, Auburn Road, from the junction of Ritchie County Route 22, White Oak Road, to the junction of Ritchie County Route 9, Pullman Road. Crews will be working from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. through Nov. 15. Flagging personnel will be present to maintain two-way traffic but minor delays are expected.

* In Calhoun County, the DOH will be closing Calhoun County Route 35/13, Leaf Bank, beginning today and running through Sept. 18. Gabion baskets will be placed along the creek between mileposts 1.2-1.4. Crews will be working between 7 a.m.-5 p.m. The roadway will be closed to all traffic, with motorists asked to plan ahead and use alternate routes.

* In Calhoun County, Shelley and Sands will begin work today to resurface Calhoun County Route 35/12, Pine Creek, Calhoun County Route 3/14, Joker Hur Ridge. Crews will be working 7 a.m.-6 p.m. through Friday. The roadway will be closed to all traffic.

* In Jackson County, the DOH will be resurfacing Jackson County Route 15/9, Jim Ridge-Brotherton Fork, beginning Friday and running through Sept. 17. The work area will be milepost 0.00 to 2.57. Crews will be working from 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. each day. The roadway will be closed. Motorists are asked to plan ahead and must use alternate routes; however, school buses will be accommodated as soon as possible.

* In Wood County, Frontier Communications wll be removing a communications line on Interstate 77 on Sept. 15 between mileposts 179.4-179.6 between 6-10 a.m.

Inclement weather or unforeseen circumstance may impact the work schedule, the DOH said.