Transportation Coalfield Expressway

The project is located in the mountains of southwestern West Virginia. It is 8.7 miles of new construction, 4 lane divided highway that connects the towns of Slab Fork and Mullins, West Virginia. Included as part of the project, is a 1.2 mile long connector road that takes traffic from the south end of the project, down the mountain to the state route below.

This project involves grading and concrete paving of five previously constructed dirt and drainage projects. Kokosing’s scope of work included, rough grade and subgrading, installing 110,000-linear-feet of underdrain with 460,000-square-yards of fabric, placing 166,000-ton of base stone, and paving 394,000-square-yards of concrete pavement on top of a 4-inch layer of cement treated free drainage base.
Kokosing’s Concrete Group erected an on-site concrete batch plant in order to produce over 157,000-cubic-yards of material to service this project. The entire project was built utilizing GPS, UTS, and Trimble stringless paving grade control systems.

This project has been highlighted by West Virginia Governor Jim Justice as part of his “Roads To Prosperity” program, and his effort to complete the Coalfields Expressway Corridor. The Coalfields Expressway is an important route for the citizens of Mullins, Pineville, Welch and other smaller communities in southwestern West Virginia to help make their commute to Beckley safer and quicker.

  • Project Name:
    Coalfield Expressway
  • Project Owner:
    West Virginia Department of Highways
  • Project Value:
  • Delivery Method:
  • Concrete Paving
  • Buried Utilities