Repairs beginning on West Virginia 2 in Mason County

July 28, 2021 GMT

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. (AP) — Workers will begin repairs this week on West Virginia 2 in Mason County on a slip believed to have been caused by heavy rains earlier this month.

Both lanes will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning Wednesday and running for about four days. Emergency and mail delivery vehicles will be allowed to pass through while both lanes are closed, the Department of Transportation said in a news release.

“The area presented a challenge due to the length of the slip,” said Kathy Rushworth, Division of Highways District 1 maintenance engineer. “We gathered information and considered several methods of repair and chose soil nails as the most efficient and effective for the location.”

One lane of WV 2 will reopen after the initial closure until repairs are finished in about four weeks. The location is near the Jackson County line.