These highway project websites are designed and devoted specifically to information that will keep you up-to-date and provide you with an overview on why these projects are so important to your communities.
The Coalfields Expressway has been designed to serve an area from Interstates 77 and 64 near Beckley southwest through West Virginia to Virginia Route 83 in Buchanan County, VA at Slate. The Expressway will generally follow West Virginia Route 16 through Raleigh and Wyoming Counties, and West Virginia Route 83 in McDowell County. This four-lane highway project, 62 miles long, is now approaching its construction phase.
To travel from Elkins through Thomas and Scherr to Moorefield, and thence to the Virginia border, motorists now must drive more than 119 miles along U.S. Route 219 and West Virginia routes 93, 42 and 55. Corridor H has been designed to open up this section of West Virginia so motorists may make the trip in greater safety and comfort, while still being able to enjoy the spectacular scenery.
East Beckley Bypass
The East Beckley Bypass is the proposed construction of a new corridor that will roughly follow the existing US 19 route (Eisenhower Drive) from and to the eastern boundary of Beckley. The study portion of US 19 begins at the I-64 interchange on the southeast side of Beckley and extends northward to the Corridor L (US 19) interchange just north of Prosperity.
I-64 Dunbar/South Charleston Bridge
Construction of new multi-lane bridge adjacent to existing bridge spanning Kanawha River between Dunbar and South Charleston, Kanawha County, identified as a needed improvement within the Charleston MPO Long-Range Transportation Plan
I-64/I-77 Charleston Interchange Construction
King Coal Highway
The project will encompass milling of the existing surface, repairs as required, overlay of the bridge deck with latex modified concrete (LMC) and replacement of expansion joints of the Eugene A. Carter Memorial Bridge and associated ramps as well as the junction area of I-64/I-77 and the Leon Sullivan Way exit and Brooks Street entrance ramps.
The WVDOH and the Federal Highway Administration propose to construct the King Coal Expressway an approximately 90-mile highway from a point near Williamson – at the intersection of WV 65 and US 119 – to Interstate 77 at its US 52 interchange in the Bluefield area.
Ohio River Crossing, South of Wellsburg
The Ohio River Crossing, South of Wellsburg, is a proposed span in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia over the Ohio River. The proposed bridge would connect West Virginia Route 2 in Brooke County to Ohio Route 7 in Jefferson County. The project, which is currently in Phase I, includes studies to identify and evaluate alternative crossing locations, preparation of a design study, and preparation of an Environmental Assessment as part of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
US 220 Improvements between Appalachian Corridor H in WV and I-68 in Maryland TIER I CORRIDOR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT.
US 35 is a proposed 4-lane facility from Henderson in Mason County to I-64 in Putnam County. The total length (Ohio to I-64) is approximately 34 miles (18 in Mason County; 16 in Putnam County)
West Run Expressway
The proposal would create a new four lane divided highway a little over six miles long, linking I-68 and I-79. The connection would carry traffic to various points along I-79 to a point near the Pierpont Road interchange on I-68 (Route 857 at US 119, Easton).
Pending environmental and historical impact studies and planning, construction can get underway this year on two different segments of new highway in Berkeley and Jefferson counties. Those two – from Charles Town to the Virginia state line and from Martinsburg to Charles Town – are outlined below. In addition, planning work is in progress, but at an earlier stage on other segments: the Martinsburg Bypass and the Rt. 9 section from Martinsburg to Berkeley Springs.
Proposed 4-lane partial access control highway from Man to Logan; approximate length of 12.5 miles