District 8 was one of four of the state's 10 highways districts to go over their snow removal and ice control budget this year.
"They're already about $765,000 over their budget," Bly said. "District 10, which has McDowell, Mercer and Raleigh counties, they're about $1 million over their budget."
By comparison, District 1 - which includes Boone, Clay, Kanawha, Mason and Putnam counties - is more than $2 million under budget. Officials had planned to spend $7.9 million in snow removal activities in the district. They spent $5.6 million.
Since winter began, the state salt trucks have dropped nearly 295,000 tons of salt on state roads. Because a large amount remained from last year, the state remains well stocked with salt.
Bly said the greatest usage of salt came during the snowstorm that hit Dec. 29-30. Road crews used more than 18,000 tons to treat state roads on Dec. 29 and another 13,000 tons the following day.
With the snow removal season ending, highways crews are transitioning to summer maintenance and construction.
Crews have begun deconstructing and repairing three Interstate 77 bridges in the Sissonville area. They also began nighttime roadwork near the Leon Sullivan Way exit of Interstates 64 and 77 in Charleston last week.
Bly said in the coming weeks crews will again begin road repair and maintenance on the I-64 Eugene A. Carter Memorial Bridge in Charleston.
That work will span several weeks and involve some lane and exit ramp closures.
Bly said the Department of Transportation would provide updates on those closures on its Facebook page, www.facebook.com/WVDOT.
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