July 4 holiday traffic up slightly on West Virginia Turnpike

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CHARLESTON, West Virginia — Traffic on the West Virginia Turnpike over the July 4 holiday increased by 1 percent compared to the same period in 2014.

State Parkways Authority general manager Greg Barr says the increase was disappointing. He tells The Charleston Gazette (http://bit.ly/1MbIOOC ) that turnpike traffic is up 3.8 percent for the year-to-date.

Turnpike officials use an 11-day window to measure the holiday's traffic on the 88-mile toll road between Charleston and Princeton. That's because July 4 falls on a different day of the week each year.

Barr says Thursday was the busiest travel day, with 156,000 tool transactions.

Information from: The Charleston Gazette, http://www.wvgazette.com

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