WV: Corridor H and WV 93

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Brian M. Powell

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May 21, 2004, 6:22:07 PM5/21/04
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I have a little bit of news to pass along regarding WV Corridor H.
According to a story on WBOY-TV (Clarksburg WV) tonight, Corridor H will
be built directly on top of WV 93 near Davis. The existing WV 93 will
handle one direction of Corridor H and a new pair of lanes will handle
the existing direction.

This makes me wonder what WVDOH will do with any existing driveways
along the road. I assume that they'll built short little access roads
to replace any driveways that currently connect to WV 93.

Brian Powell
E-mail: bpo...@ecsrg.com
E. Central States Road Guide: http://www.ecsrg.com

H.B. Elkins

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May 22, 2004, 1:21:18 AM5/22/04
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On Fri, 21 May 2004 18:22:07 -0400, Brian M. Powell wrote:
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>I have a little bit of news to pass along regarding WV Corridor H.
>According to a story on WBOY-TV (Clarksburg WV) tonight, Corridor H will
>be built directly on top of WV 93 near Davis. The existing WV 93 will
>handle one direction of Corridor H and a new pair of lanes will handle
>the existing direction.

Which is exactly what they should do. This road is, for the most part, straight
and wide and very lightly traveled. It's a very easy drive to do at 70 mph as it
currently exists as a two-lane. About the only place there will be major
construction troubles is around the dam at Mt. Storm Lake. In most places along
the route it actually looks as if the right-of-way is already there.

>This makes me wonder what WVDOH will do with any existing driveways
>along the road. I assume that they'll built short little access roads
>to replace any driveways that currently connect to WV 93.

To be truthful, there aren't very many driveways on this route. When I drove it
in June 2000, I was recording the trip on a camcorder and would have to dig out
the tape and watch it to see how many private accesses there are. The next time
I drove it, in January, it was snowing like crazy, the entire area was coated in
white, and it was hard to see much of anything since WV hadn't seen fit to salt
and plow the road.

Most of this route travels through a plateau that appears to be on some sort of
mining area. It may be that S.P. has more info, but the area is forested with a
lot of small pine trees that seem to have grown up over the past few years.

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SP Cook

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May 22, 2004, 7:50:04 AM5/22/04
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H.B. Elkins <hbel...@mis.net.restrictorplate> wrote in message

Its a reclaimed strip mine (or mountain top removal) site. Not what
the Siera Club criminals tell you they look like, huh? Nice beautiful
useable land, well forested.

Its an easy build, just add two lanes to the current, and then do a
repave on the old side. A method that is used in Virginia quite a
bit. Existing driveways, and there are a few, will get a permit. The
road has quite a bit of coal hauls and some driveways lead to active
mine sites.

SP Cook

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