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