UPDATE: August 8, 2022, 4:55 p.m.
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WBOY) — The North View Overpass Bridge, which connects Sycamore Street to West Virginia Ave in Clarksburg, has been reopened after a several-week construction project.
The West Virginia Department of Transportation announced on Monday that all lanes of the bridge have been reopened. The eastbound offramp for Sycamore Street has also reopened.
Residents of North View will now have full access to both eastbound and westbound directions of Route 50, according to the release.
Despite the bridge opening, roadwork on Route 50 could still delay travel in the Clarksburg area.
ORIGINAL: July 13, 2022, 5:04 p.m.
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WBOY) — The North View Overpass Bridge is closing for construction for one month starting on Thursday at 7 a.m.
The West Virginia Department of Transportation’s Division of Highways (DOH) said the closure is expected to last until Saturday, Aug. 13, but the work is weather-dependent, so inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances could delay the project.
The DOH said North View residents will need to use the established detour and will only be able to access Route 50 westbound.
Drivers should expect delays and pad their commute with additional time, the DOH said. Alternate routes include the West Pike Street exit, WV 20 and the Joyce Street exit.
The eastbound ramp onto Route 50 in the area has already been closed during the day for more than a week due to the bridge’s construction.