Parts of West Virginia Turnpike Repaved Following Tests

July 9, 2013

The state has repaved portions of the West Virginia Turnpike after a friction test of the road surface found damage.

The test conducted near the old Memorial Tunnel followed a recent series of tractor-trailer accidents.

West Virginia Parkways Authority general manager Greg Barr tells The Register-Herald that about three-fourths of a mile of northbound lane and a quarter mile of southbound lane were repaved.

Barr says the test indicated that the travel lanes aren’t quite as good as the passing lanes are. But it’s not clear what the issue is.

He also says he can’t eliminate driver error or weather as causes for the wrecks.

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