Traffic Routing Change For Syracuse Game

The closure of the New River Bridge on U.S. 19 (Corridor L) on Saturday, October 19th will affect fans who normally use that route to Mountaineer football games.

The West Virginia Department of Military Affairs & Public Safety (MAPS) has directed that both sides of the New River Bridge be closed on October 19, 2002, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for security reasons during Bridge Day.

Because of this timetable, the West Virginia Division of Highways (DOH) has developed alternate routes and detours to accommodate long-distance travelers. These detours will last from approximately 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Motorists who normally use U.S. 19 as a shortcut from Interstate 77 at Beckley to Interstate 79 will instead be routed on to Charleston, where they will pick up Interstate 79. This routing will add time to the normal trip.

For more information, please visit this page on the WVDOT website.

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