By GREG JORDAN, Bluefield Daily Telegraph
BLUE FIELD, W.Va. — Residents of a Mercer County roadway that’s in the path a future King Coal Highway extension learned more Monday about road closures, alternative routes, heavy equipment and some blasting they can expect during the coming months.
Representatives of the project’s contractor, Kanawha Stone of Nitro, hosted a public meeting at the Quality Inn Hotel about the almost $60 million project. This section will go from the Christine West Bridge near Route 460 to Airport Road. Much of the current work will take place at Bull Tail Hollow, a valley the new highway will cross.
James Self, superintendent of Kanawha Stone, said current plans call for closing part of Bull Tail Hollow Road on Monday, May 20. People living in the vicinity of Nutmeg Lane, which is off Bull Tail Hollow Road, will be taking a new route. There will be warning and detour signs to alert motorists. …