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Author Topic: More WV 2 "twinning" in the Northern Panhandle  (Read 2557 times)

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More WV 2 "twinning" in the Northern Panhandle
« on: August 20, 2019, 08:27:35 AM »

A large federal grant will help finance the expansion of WV 2 in Wetzel & Marshall Counties. Plans are to construct a new alignment for WV 2 from Proctor (Wetzel County) to just north of Kent (Marshall County), freeing up property along the Ohio River where WV 2 is currently located for additional economic development. The project will expand WV 2 to four lanes north of New Martinsville.

http://wvmetronews.com/2019/07/22/expansion-realignment-of-route-2-planned-with-10-million-federal-grant/
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Re: More WV 2 "twinning" in the Northern Panhandle
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2019, 12:03:33 PM »

Drawing on this comment, the new terrain route will bypass those chemical industries, which is huge.

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Re: More WV 2 "twinning" in the Northern Panhandle
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2019, 03:03:36 AM »

The articles about this project have been poorly written. It's not a true new terrain alignment. All that is happening is that WV 2 is being relocated to the very edge of the floodplain, and in some cases, partway up the hill, instead of through the middle of the floodplain. See http://transportation.wv.gov/highways/engineering/comment/closed/WV2ProctorToKent/Documents/handout.pdf
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