DOH looking at massive construction project in Monongalia County

MORGANTOWN, W.Va (WDTV) - The big Easton Hill intersection project finished only about four months ago, but now the Division of Highways is talking about a project that could be even more of a nightmare.

Nothing is official yet, but they're looking at a resurfacing project from Route 705 and Stewartstown Road, past Chestnut Ridge Road, and all the way to University Avenue. One of the reasons for this is to make permanent concrete repairs.

A major issue they're working with would be the high volume of traffic in that area and doing it in a way that would be the least disruptive to the existing traffic patterns.

"Is it going to be an inconvenient project, absolutely," said DOH District 4 Manager Don Williams. "It's going to be a nightmare project for traffic and we're aware of that. So we've got experts on board, we're going to do some complete studying."

Williams said he'd like to get this moving so it wouldn't get in the way with road bond projects scheduled for next year. What's the estimated cost for this -- up to $3 million.