CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- A stretch of W.Va. 9 in Jefferson County is ready to reopen as a four-lane highway.
The final piece of the project was the completion of a bridge spanning the Shenandoah River.
The segment runs about five miles from U.S. 340 near Charles Town to the Virginia border. The project is part of an upgrade of Route 9 in the Eastern Panhandle. The original two-lane route was built in the 1930s.
The West Virginia Department of Transportation plans to hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday.