POINT PLEASANT — The repaving of W.Va. 62 through Point Pleasant was to begin Monday evening and will likely continue through next week, weather permitting.
Motorists will be happy to know roadwork will be done in the evenings, from 7 p.m. - 6 a.m., according to Lori Jarvis of the West Virginia Division of Highways.
Jarvis said the project will actual begin with three days of milling - removal of the existing surface - before the paving can actually begin.
As reported earlier, the project was awarded to West Virginia Paving on Aug. 30 which had the low bid of $796,108.05 - a price which was over 30 percent above the engineer’s estimate. After discussions, the project overage was justified by WVDOH.
The paving project is 2.21 miles in length and will start roughly at the traffic light at Third and Viand Streets and end near the traffic light at the intersection of Jackson Ave. and Sandhill Rd. This means nearly all of W.Va. 62 through Point Pleasant will get a much needed facelift.
Officials with both the City of Point Pleasant and Mason County Commission, along with several residents, pushed for the repaving of what is the main road through Point Pleasant.
Back in May, the engineer’s estimate for the project was reported to be around $700,000 and the project was originally slated to happen in August.