Road Patrol: Clarksburg streets and bridges

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Construction throughout downtown Clarksburg might cause some streets to be closed like 6th street behind me but the city is working hard to make sure you daily commute is improved.

“Right now, the city is conducting its annual paving program. We’ve been in it for about over a week, week and a half completing the milling sections of the streets and now we’re going back and actually laying the asphalt,” said Martin Howe, Clarksburg city manager. 

Each year, the city revisits the list, reprioritizing roads and making sure the paving plans meets the community needs.

“We go by a 17 year paving plan, so it’s on a, we’re alternating each street throughout the 17 years and this year we’re on week 2,” said Howe.

“As the city is completing some construction, your ride may feel like a rollercoaster, just see what it looks like when we put the camera in the passenger seat of the news car,” Atyia Collins, reporting. 

“Some of the ones that we’re just recently paved that were in dire need is S. Chestnut Street. This year we were able to go back to complete the project through our annual paving program, which will make it a much smoother ride and transient through that area,” said Howe.

Roads like south Chestnut and south 6th street have already been milled and paved. The bridge on Camden street has been shut down as the city begins to make repairs. While these closures may cause traffic now, completing this annual paving improves city commute.

“Over we do understand it does cause and create and inconvenience to a lot of the travelers throughout town, but we think in the long term, for the short term inconvenience  , they’re going to see a lot of improved road conditions.”

Updates on the Clarksburg paving projects can be found on all city social media.

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