Bypass public meeting is this Thursday, April 19

An open house public meeting on the proposed U.S. 522 Berkeley Springs Bypass and Fairview Connector Project will be discussed by the West Virginia Division of Highways (DOH) this Thursday, April 19 at Berkeley Springs High School.

Representatives from the DOH and the Federal Highway Administration will be available between 4-7 p.m. to discuss the project and answer questions.

There will be no formal presentation, but project maps and other materials will be available.

The project proposes to construct the bypass and the Fairview connector. The project is to begin at Winchester Grade Road to Sandmine Road including a connector from U.S. 522 to Fairview Drive (near War Memorial Hospital) for a distance of about four miles.

The bypass will be a four-lane, controlled access expressway with a grassed median and a design speed of 65 mph, according to the West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT) website.

Information about the project is posted on the West Virginia DOH website, and comments can be submitted through that website (http://go.wv.gov/dotcomment) and by mail through Monday, May 21.

 

Link to PDF map of US522 bypass project

DOH map of 522 bypass project

2 Comments

  1. Melissa on April 22, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    Bypass needs to go in! Its needed severely as people drive in the worse possible condition here. Too many tractor trailer on this road.

    • Fred on September 10, 2019 at 11:58 pm

      Bypass must be done mindfully to preserve the character of Berkeley Springs. Tourism opportunities and incentives for pedestrians, bicyclists and passenger vehicles must be provided in a proactive methodology for all involved. A bypass that exclusively favors high speeds and truckers will be the wrong way to go.

      It is time for WV DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION TO THINK OUT OF THE BOX AND DO WHAT IT CAN TO KEEP BERKELEY SPRINGS THE POPULAR HISTORIC AND EASY, FUN PLACE TO VISIT PLACE IT IS!

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