W.Va. suspends some road work during holiday weekend

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Some road work in West Virginia is being suspended to make travel easier during the Memorial Day weekend.

Division of Highways Commissioner Jimmy Wriston said barrels will be removed and lanes opened where possible. Work will be stopped in areas where work zones can't be removed.

Work will be stopped along Interstate 77 from Bluefield to Princeton, on I-64 around Teays Valley and along the West Virginia Turnpike from U.S. 19 to the I-64/77 split. Narrow lanes will remain in place on the turnpike project.

Work will also be stopped on I-81 in the Eastern Panhandle and on I-79. Bridge work around the Westmoreland interchange in Charleston will stop Sunday and Monday.

Interstate work will resume on Tuesday.