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Re: Coalfields Expressway
« Reply #51 on: February 07, 2019, 10:50:45 PM »

^ Looks like that image was taken from above here.

Has that connector actually been built or is this a project rendering?
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Re: Coalfields Expressway
« Reply #52 on: February 08, 2019, 11:38:50 AM »

^ Looks like that image was taken from above here.

Has that connector actually been built or is this a project rendering?

That is the location. I'm inclined to think that's an actual photo given the shadows and apparent patches of ice from runoff on the rock cuts.
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Re: Coalfields Expressway
« Reply #53 on: February 08, 2019, 03:26:51 PM »

The connector curve and intersection approach looks photoshopped in, though.  There are also no barricades closing off the connector.  And a recent article from October mentions the connector won't open until November.
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Re: Coalfields Expressway
« Reply #54 on: February 08, 2019, 08:35:26 PM »

The trees to the right of the connector should be casting a shadow over part of the roadway - look how long the shadows of the telephone poles are....
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Re: Coalfields Expressway
« Reply #55 on: April 26, 2019, 04:05:07 PM »

^ Looks like that image was taken from above here.

Has that connector actually been built or is this a project rendering?

That is the location. I'm inclined to think that's an actual photo given the shadows and apparent patches of ice from runoff on the rock cuts.
That seems like it might be a connector- to the old routing of WV 54 on the far side of Slab Fork.
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Re: Coalfields Expressway
« Reply #56 on: August 20, 2019, 11:07:24 AM »

^ Looks like that image was taken from above here.

Has that connector actually been built or is this a project rendering?

That is the location. I'm inclined to think that's an actual photo given the shadows and apparent patches of ice from runoff on the rock cuts.
That seems like it might be a connector- to the old routing of WV 54 on the far side of Slab Fork.
Update on my previous comment: Google Maps satellite view has updated. That's the connector, but I think the pavement markings are Photoshopped.
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Re: Coalfields Expressway
« Reply #57 on: August 20, 2019, 11:59:04 AM »

You mean the markings at the current end of the Coalfields Expwy.? (https://goo.gl/maps/Tt3fV7F8GheXnZVh8) Those are legitimate markers. The rest south towards Mullens is graded but not paved.
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Re: Coalfields Expressway
« Reply #58 on: August 20, 2019, 12:33:56 PM »

You mean the markings at the current end of the Coalfields Expwy.? (https://goo.gl/maps/Tt3fV7F8GheXnZVh8) Those are legitimate markers. The rest south towards Mullens is graded but not paved.
No, I was referring to the Mullens Connector on WV 54 south of Otsego. The road direction lines up with the Facebook picture linked at the top of response page 3.
« Last Edit: August 22, 2019, 10:35:22 AM by X99 »
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