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Division of Highways Crews Take Advantage of Warm Temperatures

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Harrison County -

The West Virginia Division of Highways has been working for weeks to patch the roadways that were torn up by this year's winter. With nearly 12,000 miles of roadway those repairs can take awhile.

"We are doing as much patching as we possibly can with our cold mix…which is a temporary fix. In this district, we do both sides of the road, so we're looking at 12,000 road miles. It's not going to be done real quickly; it's going to be something that might take months to be completed," explained Greg Phillips, District 4 Manager for the DOH.

Phillips said crews are taking advantage of the warm weather to temporarily fix some road issues like potholes, but he hopes to start permanent fixes soon.

"As soon as the plants open up which we are hoping will be Wednesday and Thursday of this week, then we will be able get some pot mix and really fix them permanently and make sure they stay that way," Phillips said.

With spring just around the corner, Phillips said crews will be out all over the area, and that means drivers need to take that into consideration.

"Every time it warms up we try to do as much as we can with our crews. People have to realize that there are going to be quite a few crews out and about so they have to be a little more cautious and drive a little slower around the crews," explained Phillips.

Phillips asked that the public take it slow around the work areas, and pay attention to the workers with the signs.

The DOH takes precautions so the crews are safe.

"We have a traffic control manual we go by and that sets up the signs and cones," Phillips said.

The crews also wear fluorescent colors so they can be seen working at night.

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