UPDATE: Lighting project on Monongahela Blvd. in Morgantown delayed

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UPDATE (2/18/20 3:25 p.m.):

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Highways has released an update on the lighting project on Monongahela Boulevard.

The project, which was originally slated to begin this week, has been pushed back. At this time, the project, which will require a lane closure, is expected to start sometime the week of Feb. 24, according to a press release.

Once the dates and times are determined, highway officials will release further information.


The Division of Highways is advising drivers that there will be a lane closure on Monongahela Blvd. between Eighth Street and Patteson Dr. starting at 7 a.m. Monday, Feb. 17, 2020.

According to a DOH press release, the purpose of the closure is to install new roadway lighting along Mon Blvd. The work will end at 5:30 p.m., however, no end date has been determined for the project.

The release states that most of the road work will be done behind the shoulder but adds that there is the possibility of occasional right lane closures. Drivers are told to expect delays and to plan ahead by allowing additional time for when taking the route.

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