Latest West Virginia Department of Transportation News

WVa Transportation Department hiring trainees, inspectors

Sep. 21, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Department of Transportation is taking applications for workers in Marshall County through Oct. 8. The openings are for entry-level transportation engineering technician trainees and bridge inspectors, the department said in a news...

Damaged interstate bridge lane reopens in WVa after repairs

Sep. 14, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Workers have completed repairs to an interstate bridge in West Virginia and reopened it fully. The Interstate 77 bridge over U.S. 50 near Parkersburg has been hit by heavy trucks several times in recent years. A northbound lane of the bridge has been...

WVa agency sets hiring event for human resources positions

Aug. 30, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Department of Transportation is hiring for positions in human resources and plans a hiring event next week. The agency's Human Resources Division has set a hiring event from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 8 at 1340 Smith St., Charleston....

West Virginia Turnpike reopens after crash, chemical spill

Aug. 25, 2022 20:10 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Turnpike reopened Thursday evening after a tractor-trailer crashed and spilled a chemical, forcing all lanes to be closed for most of the day just north of Pax, the state Transportation Department said The crash happened in the northbound...

WVa intermodal facility transferred to local government

Aug. 12, 2022 04:07 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Ownership of the Heartland Intermodal Gateway in West Virginia has been transferred to local government. The West Virginia Department of Transportation's Division of Multimodal Transportation Facilities transferred ownership to the Wayne County Commission,...

I-64 bridge on schedule to open to traffic this fall in WVa

Jul. 07, 2022 04:21 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Construction of a new bridge on Interstate 64 is on schedule to open to traffic this fall, the West Virginia Department of Transportation said. The 1,400-foot Donald M. Legg Memorial Bridge is part of a project to replace the current bridge over the Kanawha...