Richlands Interchange

The Richlands Interchange project is being considered to help relieve traffic congestion and provide better I-64 access to and from the Lewisburg area.  The West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) is currently studying traffic habits and patterns within and around Lewisburg.  Adding an interchange at the proposed US 60 or CR 60/12 location would provide additional access to US 219 near the southern end of Lewisburg.  The conceptual plan consists of constructing a new interchange at the Interstate 64 and US 60 crossover at Richlands or the Interstate 64 and CR 60/12 crossover.  To date, this has been a planning-level study.

An Informational Public Workshop about the Richlands Interchange project will be held from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Thursday, June 28, 2012 at the WV Army National Guard, Lewisburg Readiness Center, 659 Industrial Park Road, Maxwelton, WV. Meeting Handout [7MB PDF] 

The commenting period ended July 28, 2012.

 The conceptual alternatives include the following:

 

  1. Construction of a diamond interchange at the US 60 crossover outside existing right-of-way;
  2. Construction of a diamond interchange at the US 60 crossover inside existing right-of way;
  3. Construction of a diamond interchange at the CR 60/12 crossover outside existing right-of-way;
  4. No-Build alternative.

 

Alternatives 1-3 include the construction of a Park and Ride facility. 

Option No.

Right-of-Way Cost*

Construction Cost

Total Cost**

1

$600,000

$7,400,000

$8,000,000

2

$60,000

$11,540,000

$11,600,000

3

$1,000,000

15,800,000

 $16,800,000

4

$0

$0

$0

*Right-of-way costs include utilities relocation.
**Costs are approximate.

Project Images

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Highway Map
Topographic Map

Alternatives

Alternative 1
Alternative 2
Alternative 3
No Build Alternative

Preliminary Environmental Inventory

Preliminary Environmental Inventory
Simplified Planning Lifecycle

 

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