City Press Releases

Posted on: October 30, 2017

WVDOH Project to Affect Night Time Traffic Downtown


MORGANTOWN – Traffic delays and lane closures are expected along High Street and Spruce Street beginning Wednesday, November 1 from 7 p.m. through 5 a.m.

The West Virginia Division of Highways will continue installing new traffic signal and pedestrian crossing systems at multiple intersections on Spruce Street and High Street between Pleasant Street and Willey Street. No end date has been announced for the project.

The new traffic signal systems will modernize the current systems and allow for improved adaptation and integration of traffic patterns in the downtown area. The new systems will allow for the intersections to be in sync, which should improve traffic flow during high congestion. The intersections will also have improved aesthetics. The City of Morgantown has provided funds for illuminated street signs and replacement of the standard galvanized steel poles with black brushed steel poles.

Crews will be working night shifts to minimize the disruption of traffic. The work will require partial lane closures, resulting in potential traffic congestion in the area. Motorists are advised to plan ahead, use alternate routes if possible, and allow more time for their commute.

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