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Re: Corridor H
« Reply #1200 on: September 30, 2020, 09:57:46 AM »

Thanks. The hotel is indeed at the Englewood exit. That’s not the closest location to the cemetery, which is on Dixie Drive, but (a) we've stayed there before and know it’s reliable and clean, (b) there are some nearby restaurants that we like, (c) some family friends live closer to there, and (d) it’s convenient to the airport, although that no longer matters because the relative who was going to fly in is not coming due to the pandemic (I’ll call him via FaceTime from the cemetery).

(Edited to add: In case I was unclear, I've been to Dayton before and my wife grew up there, so in my case the question of how to get from US-35 to Englewood will be motivated by (1) taking a new route to the extent possible and (2) whether my wife is sick of being in the car by then and being vocal about her desire to get out of the car. Hence why I speculated on I-675, as I haven't used that before.)
I did not know that you and your wife were familiar with Dayton.  I was under the assumption that the area was a place that you and her had visited very rarely.  Sorry about that. 

Anyway, if your wife isn't too sick about being in the car for that long, you should try to "clinch" I-675.  You will go back a bit northeast for 13 miles to I-70, then 15 miles to the Englewood interchange.  An extra 25-30 minutes.  Bring a snack to tie you both over!  :D

Thanks. It won't be a clinch of I-675 either way because I'm not going to drive south to the "bottom" of I-675 only to turn around and drive back the same way. That would provoke her bigtime and I can understand why. (Nipping off the southern part on the way home isn't an option because we'll be going a completely different way.) I might just use the northern part of I-675 because it looks like that only adds about eight miles versus the direct route into the city and up I-75. The route around the west side on OH-49 looks like it adds three miles versus the I-75 route but takes more time than I-675, presumably due to traffic lights. Guess we'll see how things look when we get there.
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Corridor H
« Reply #1201 on: October 01, 2020, 09:35:56 PM »

I drove Corridor H from Weston as far as Moorfield this week, which was the first time I'd seen the Weston to Scherr section.

It was foggy the morning I went from Elkins to Moorfield, so I didn't attempt any pics. When it comes to current US 219 going under any of the bridges now under construction, the only one I remember having bridge deck in place was the one immediately after you leave Corridor H at Kerens. Now there was a bridge under construction over 219 somewhere near Moore, but it was just a bridge abutment with no deck yet....and it as a towering SOB too, must have been over 100 foot tall and I could barely make out the top in the fog.

When I got to the Fred Long Centennial park scenic overlook on 219 between Parsons and Thomas it made me glad that I passed though this area before that section of Corridor H was completed, since otherwise I would have missed this spectacular view (to which this compressed pic won't do any justice):



I drove all of Corridor H westbound earlier today and I did not see any notable not-yet-opened overpasses in any stage of substantial completion except, as you note, where the divided highway resumes at Kerens. The construction near Moore was three extremely tall abutments, only one of them looking near completion. No bridge deck will be in place there any time soon.

We stopped at Fred Long Centennial Park and sat on a bench to eat lunch. Good stop, if a bit chilly (52° but with some pretty good wind that made it feel colder). Nice view there. I’ll edit this to add a picture. Thanks for the recommendation.

Not much fall foliage to see yet, unfortunately. Some color near Thomas, but I’d estimate another week elsewhere.

Driving on Corridor H is always a treat. Nice road, nice scenery, no traffic. I think at one point we went 25 miles and only saw one other vehicle.

We took I-675 around the east side of Dayton due to traffic.


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Re: Corridor H
« Reply #1202 on: October 02, 2020, 03:40:44 PM »

Thanks for the pic. Nice to see what that view looks like without the fog.
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Re: Corridor H
« Reply #1203 on: October 02, 2020, 04:22:10 PM »

Thanks for the pic. Nice to see what that view looks like without the fog.

There are many fine views from ADHS Corridor H.  This may well be  a place where the view from the old road will be better than from Corridor H, when the segment between Parsons and Thomas/Davis finally gets built.
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Re: Corridor H
« Reply #1204 on: October 14, 2020, 03:33:13 PM »

When did corridor H open from Davis to the east?
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Re: Corridor H
« Reply #1205 on: October 14, 2020, 03:47:14 PM »

When did corridor H open from Davis to the east?

Various times over the years as segments were completed. I believe the most recent portion, from near Davis east to the WV-93 access road down the mountain from the scenic overlook, opened in 2016. Everything east of there was open prior to then; my first trip on that road was in October 2012 on the way home from Dayton and we picked it up at Moorefield after cutting east from Elkins to Seneca Rocks and then north. It was open from there to Wardensville (same eastern endpoint as now), but I don't know how far west it went at the time. The following July we used Corridor H on the way home from Fallingwater and at that time it ended at the WV-93 access road mentioned above.
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Re: Corridor H
« Reply #1206 on: October 15, 2020, 12:43:09 AM »

^ It was open at least as far west as CR 3 when you made your first trip...I took it that far several times while I was still in DC.  It was opened past Greenland Gap to the WV 93 connector north of Scherr in October 2012.  Up the hill from there to Bismark opened in late 2013.
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Re: Corridor H
« Reply #1207 on: October 20, 2020, 04:29:25 PM »

It was opened past Greenland Gap to the WV 93 connector north of Scherr in October 2012.  Up the hill from there to Bismark opened in late 2013.

The above is probably the most-spectacular part of Corridor H that is open to traffic now.
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Re: Corridor H
« Reply #1208 on: October 22, 2020, 04:47:21 PM »

^ It was open at least as far west as CR 3 when you made your first trip...I took it that far several times while I was still in DC.  It was opened past Greenland Gap to the WV 93 connector north of Scherr in October 2012.  Up the hill from there to Bismark opened in late 2013.
Until now it was always closed past Mt Storm, when did that change?
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Re: Corridor H
« Reply #1209 on: October 22, 2020, 11:29:50 PM »

^ It was open at least as far west as CR 3 when you made your first trip...I took it that far several times while I was still in DC.  It was opened past Greenland Gap to the WV 93 connector north of Scherr in October 2012.  Up the hill from there to Bismark opened in late 2013.

Until now it was always closed past Mt Storm, when did that change?
It has been open past Mount Storm since late 2016. https://wvmetronews.com/2017/09/17/240752/
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Re: Corridor H
« Reply #1210 on: October 23, 2020, 10:40:37 AM »

^ It was open at least as far west as CR 3 when you made your first trip...I took it that far several times while I was still in DC.  It was opened past Greenland Gap to the WV 93 connector north of Scherr in October 2012.  Up the hill from there to Bismark opened in late 2013.

Until now it was always closed past Mt Storm, when did that change?
It has been open past Mount Storm since late 2016. https://wvmetronews.com/2017/09/17/240752/
Gotcha, so when's the next segment opening?
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Re: Corridor H
« Reply #1211 on: October 23, 2020, 12:41:08 PM »

^ It was open at least as far west as CR 3 when you made your first trip...I took it that far several times while I was still in DC.  It was opened past Greenland Gap to the WV 93 connector north of Scherr in October 2012.  Up the hill from there to Bismark opened in late 2013.

Until now it was always closed past Mt Storm, when did that change?
It has been open past Mount Storm since late 2016. https://wvmetronews.com/2017/09/17/240752/
Gotcha, so when's the next segment opening?

No need to ask those questions - if you can use Google, you can find the answers yourself.

But I will spare you the trouble - the WVDOT has a comprehensive site for ADHS Corridor H that you can find here.  That has the answers to such questions.
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« Reply #1212 on: October 23, 2020, 12:46:30 PM »

The page is from 2003...
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« Reply #1213 on: October 23, 2020, 12:54:38 PM »

The page is from 2003...

The copyright date is from 2003, but the construction updates link underneath the thumbnail map says "April 2019."
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Re: Corridor H
« Reply #1214 on: October 23, 2020, 02:25:07 PM »

It's 18 months out-of-date and doesn't give a concrete answer to the question. This forum's tendency to give non-answers like "look it up" is a major annoyance.
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« Reply #1215 on: October 23, 2020, 02:28:07 PM »

^

Agreed, if you aren't actually giving to the conversation, then just don't post.
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Re: Corridor H
« Reply #1216 on: October 23, 2020, 02:55:33 PM »

Based on what I saw when I drove the existing road between Thomas and Kerens earlier this month, I highly doubt there is any concrete (pun intended) opening date for the next segment. The insanely high overpass being constructed near Moore is nowhere remotely close to completion—the supporting piers aren't done, much less any bridge deck.
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Re: Corridor H
« Reply #1217 on: October 24, 2020, 09:41:30 PM »

It's 18 months out-of-date and doesn't give a concrete answer to the question. This forum's tendency to give non-answers like "look it up" is a major annoyance.

http://www.wvcorridorh.com/route/map3.html
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Re: Corridor H
« Reply #1218 on: October 24, 2020, 10:25:55 PM »

We're probably talking 2022 at the earliest for the next section. I was through the construction zone 2 weeks ago and there is quite a bit to build, including that massive bridge which is nowhere near complete.
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Re: Corridor H
« Reply #1219 on: October 25, 2020, 08:54:41 AM »

It's 18 months out-of-date and doesn't give a concrete answer to the question. This forum's tendency to give non-answers like "look it up" is a major annoyance.

http://www.wvcorridorh.com/route/map3.html

That’s the website those two just complained is too "out-of-date and doesn’t give a concrete answer."
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« Reply #1220 on: October 25, 2020, 12:00:43 PM »

Based on what I saw when I drove the existing road between Thomas and Kerens earlier this month, I highly doubt there is any concrete (pun intended) opening date for the next segment. The insanely high overpass being constructed near Moore is nowhere remotely close to completion—the supporting piers aren't done, much less any bridge deck.

I recall reading someplace that the contract that WVDOT has with Kokosing, the contractor on the project between Kerens and Moore, does not include paving the new Corridor H highway.  It does include the grading and drainage work, and construction of the bridges (including that very high one over current U.S. 219 and Haddix Run near Moore), but I think a different contractor will install the subgrade and pavement.
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Re: Corridor H
« Reply #1221 on: October 25, 2020, 04:29:45 PM »

Based on what I saw when I drove the existing road between Thomas and Kerens earlier this month, I highly doubt there is any concrete (pun intended) opening date for the next segment. The insanely high overpass being constructed near Moore is nowhere remotely close to completion—the supporting piers aren't done, much less any bridge deck.

I recall reading someplace that the contract that WVDOT has with Kokosing, the contractor on the project between Kerens and Moore, does not include paving the new Corridor H highway.  It does include the grading and drainage work, and construction of the bridges (including that very high one over current U.S. 219 and Haddix Run near Moore), but I think a different contractor will install the subgrade and pavement.

Correct. Paving is being handled in a separate contract from grade/drain/bridges, as is common practice for WVDOH.
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