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tckma:

--- Quote from: TheOneKEA on January 14, 2018, 09:21:15 AM ---I-81ís twin bridges are currently being rebuilt/rehabbed by MDOT SHA. Will WVDOT be making any changes to I-81 between US 11 and the Potomac after this project is completed?

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I happened to drive on that part of I-81 rather early this morning doing property and business inspections for my second job.  There is active construction work (read: I saw workers wearing hard hats and reflective vests walking and chatting) present on both the Maryland and West Virginia sides of the Potomac leading up to the new metal girders that Maryland SHA, excuse me, Maryland MDOT SHA, have put up for a replacement bridge.  The new construction seems to go WAY too far into WV for it to be all led by Maryland MDOT SHA.  I can't remember if the new pavement went past the US-11 exit.  Construction certainly stops before the WV-901 exit.

74/171FAN:

--- Quote from: tckma on January 16, 2018, 02:55:44 PM ---I can't remember if the new pavement went past the US-11 exit.  Construction certainly stops before the WV-901 exit.

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No, I-81 is already 6 lanes south of there from US 11 (Exit 23) to WV 45 (Exit 12).  The new construction there will extend that 6-lane section into Maryland.

Bitmapped:

--- Quote from: tckma on January 16, 2018, 02:55:44 PM ---
--- Quote from: TheOneKEA on January 14, 2018, 09:21:15 AM ---I-81ís twin bridges are currently being rebuilt/rehabbed by MDOT SHA. Will WVDOT be making any changes to I-81 between US 11 and the Potomac after this project is completed?

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I happened to drive on that part of I-81 rather early this morning doing property and business inspections for my second job.  There is active construction work (read: I saw workers wearing hard hats and reflective vests walking and chatting) present on both the Maryland and West Virginia sides of the Potomac leading up to the new metal girders that Maryland SHA, excuse me, Maryland MDOT SHA, have put up for a replacement bridge.  The new construction seems to go WAY too far into WV for it to be all led by Maryland MDOT SHA.  I can't remember if the new pavement went past the US-11 exit.  Construction certainly stops before the WV-901 exit.

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MDSHA is handling the entire project, including the WV sections up to the current end of the 6-lane segment at US 11. WVDOH is reimbursing Maryland for its expenses in West Virginia.

SP Cook:

--- Quote from: cpzilliacus on January 16, 2018, 02:31:27 PM ---
Beyond all of that, there's a fair amount of out-of-state traffic on many West Virginia Interstate highways, and at least some of those out-of-state drivers are not familiar with the twists and turns of Mountaineer State freeways, which  might increase crash risks.

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Mountain State.  Anyway, leaving aside the design malpractice that is the northern third of the WV Turnpike, the same sorts of thing was said when the SL went from 55 to 65 and then from 65 to 70.  And the sayers were dead wrong.  They are again.  Average speeds on the rural parts of WV's lightly traveled interstates could easily be 80 or more, and an increase in the SL (and a removal of traffic lights) on the ARC system is needed even more so.

cpzilliacus:

--- Quote from: SP Cook on January 17, 2018, 10:37:12 AM ---Average speeds on the rural parts of WV's lightly traveled interstates could easily be 80 or more, and an increase in the SL (and a removal of traffic lights) on the ARC system is needed even more so.
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Would love to see the signals on Corridor H at WV-92 (just west of Elkins) and at U.S. 250 (where it leaves Corridor H to head north toward Philippi) removed.

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