Bizzack Construction of Lexington, Ky. was awarded the completion of a project of U.S. Route 35 Tuesday.
The contractor’s bid of almost $175.5 million is the largest contract the Department of Highways has ever awarded. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said that the bid ensures the safety of residents and makes it easier for business to expand.
Transportation Secretary Paul Mattox said the upgrading of Route 35 has been a priority of the DOH for a long time, and commended the governor for his leadership. The project involves the completion of a 14.6 mile grade and drain project.
Upon completion of the project in October of 2018, the entire length of U.S. 35 in
West Virginia, from Point Pleasant to the I-64 Interchange at Crooked Creek,
will be a four-lane facility. In the Fall of 2019, the road will be opened to
traffic after it is paved.