West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways News

Former employee accuses state highway department of gender discrimination

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 27, 2018

CHARLESTON — A Ritchie County woman is suing the state highway department, alleging discrimination, retaliation and wrongful discharge.

State DOT alleges Ohio road construction business did poor work

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 5, 2018

CHARLESTON — A state government agency is suing an Ohio road construction business, alleging breach of contract and unjust enrichment.

W.Va. DOT blames metal services business for botched highway project

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 3, 2018

NEW CUMBERLAND — The state transportation department is suing a metal services business, alleging negligence in a Hancock County roadway project.

Lawsuit will be filed against state DOH for fatal wreck in I-64 work zone

By Chris Dickerson | May 9, 2018

CHARLESTON – Construction on Interstate 64 in Putnam and Cabell counties has led to scores of traffic accidents as well as the deaths of three people and an unborn baby. And soon, there will be a lawsuit filed regarding one of the deaths.

Supreme Court says former investigators weren’t misclassified

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 2, 2017

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has issued a memorandum decision, ruling that five former state Division of Highways Legal Division investigators were not misclassified.

State DOH accused of negligence after driver hits expansion joint

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 20, 2017

CHARLESTON – A driver alleges his car was declared a total loss after striking a large piece of expansion joint while traveling on Interstate 77.

AG's office was asked to file asphalt suit three times, DOH attorney says

By Chris Dickerson | Feb 8, 2017

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office was asked three times to file a suit on behalf of the state Department of Highways regarding the price of asphalt, according to a DOH attorney.

Federal charges filed in WVDOH pay-to-play scheme

By Kyla Asbury | Nov 17, 2016

WHEELING – Four individuals and a corporation are facing federal charges for conspiring to steer West Virginia Division of Highways projects to a South Carolina business in exchange for bribes and kickbacks.

State says it's not at fault in Welcome Center death lawsuit

By Kyla Asbury | May 10, 2016

KINGWOOD – The state filed its answer to a lawsuit against it and says it is not at fault for the death of a Maryland man who died after suffering an injury at the Interstate 68 Welcome Center.

Supreme Court says Morgantown can’t deny large trucks downtown

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 11, 2016

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has ruled that Morgantown City Council cannot deny large trucks from the city’s downtown area.

Kirk Trucking blames state DOH for car accident

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 17, 2016

WILLIAMSON – Kirk Trucking Co. Inc. is suing the West Virginia Department of Transportation-Division of Highways after the company claims the DOH is responsible for a car accident.

Man blames state DOH for Mingo Co. accident

By Kyla Asbury | Feb 12, 2016

WILLIAMSON – A man is suing the West Virginia Department of Transportation-Division of Highways after he claims he was injured as a result of a car accident.

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