Associated Press Published

More Truck Inspections on W. Va. Roads

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The West Virginia Public Service Commission plans to increase commercial vehicle inspections on roads considered as high crash areas. 

  • One-year enforcement effort will run through September 2015.
  • Funded with a $180,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
  • grant will give PSC officers more hours on the road.

The FMCSA grant is targeted at roadways that are considered “high crash areas.”
Target areas include:

·       Route 33 in Barbour, Lewis, Randolph and Upshur Counties

·       U.S. 460 in Mercer County

·       Route 52 in Mingo, Wayne, Logan, Cabell and McDowell Counties

·       U.S. Route 19 in Braxton, Fayette, Nicholas and Raleigh Counties

·       U.S. Routes 35 & 817 in Putnam and Mason Counties

·       W.V. Turnpike/I-77 in Kanawha, Raleigh, Fayette and Mercer Counties

·       I-77 in Wood and Jackson Counties

·       I-81 in Berkeley County

·       I-70 in Ohio County

·       I-79 in Monongalia, Marion and Harrison Counties

·       Statewide enforcement on roads affected by Marcellus Shale drilling traffic