|Triton Construction Inc. was awarded a contract for $32.34 million to build the new interchange. The new road from US 60 and I-64 will be about two-thirds of a mile long and will link up with the interstate just west of the Putnam/Cabell County line.|
The project also includes construction of a new bridge on I-64 over Benedict Road, replacing two existing bridges. The new bridge and ¾ mile of the interstate will be widened to accommodate six lanes of traffic in anticipation of future interstate expansion.
“This is indeed a great day for the Culloden area,” Wristen said. “This is a much, much needed project, one that has been in the works for a long, long time. I remember more than ten years ago hearing comments from around Culloden for this project. Well here we are, once again, we’ve taken a project that languished and we’re ready to break ground and get started. This is what Roads to Prosperity was all about. This is the vision, this was the plan, and this is how we execute it.”