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W.Va. Turnpike Memorial Day Traffic Increases

West Virginia Turnpike

  The West Virginia Turnpike saw an increase in Memorial Day weekend traffic compared to the 2013 holiday period.

West Virginia Parkways Authority general manager Greg Barr tells the Charleston Daily Mail that toll booths recorded 560,575 transactions between Thursday and Monday. That’s up about 1 percent from 555,216 transactions during last year’s five-day holiday weekend.

Barr says more motorists would have traveled the turnpike if gas prices had dropped heading into the weekend.

The 88-mile toll road runs from Charleston to Princeton.