Route 9 planning meeting to be held online Thursday

West Virginia highway officials will talk about planning information about Route 9 between Berkeley Springs and Martinsburg this Thursday, March 4 at 6 p.m. in an online meeting open to the public.

The West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) will hold the virtual public meeting for the “WV 9 Planning and Environmental Linkages Study.”

“The study seeks to improve the east-west transportation link between Martinsburg and Berkeley Springs, West Virginia and will identify transportation needs in the corridor and conduct a preliminary assessment of alternatives to upgrade and/or relocate WV 9,” state officials say on the public page related to this event.

They have said the DOH is considering new road construction and upgrades to existing WV 9.

“This is a planning level workshop through which the WVDOH and the consultant team will present project information and seek public input regarding potential environmental and socioeconomic constraints within the project study area,” said DOH officials.

Access to the meeting via computer can be found by visiting this web address:

https://transportation.wv.gov/highways/programplanning/comment/WV-9-Planning-and-Environmental-Linkages-Study/Pages/default.aspx

WV-9 Planning and Environmental Linkages Study is classified as State Project: T233-9/-25.76 and Federal Project: SPR-0009(254)D.

The public may comment online​ or in writing through April 5. No documents about the Route 9 plans are on the DOH page yet.

Those wishing to comment in writing about the information presented on March 4 may send their comments to:

Mr. Elwood Penn

Director, Planning Division

West Virginia Division of Highways

1900 Kanawha Boulevard, Building 5, Room 740

Charleston, West Virginia 25305.

1 Comment

  1. Faith Hall on March 15, 2021 at 7:15 am

    How can you justify taking out 30 homes on Conner Bowers Road in a 1/2 mile stretch. 85% of these homes belong to retirees whose homes are paid for.
    3 generations of homes in my own family.
    Seems to me you are discriminating against seniors.
    There is an are of large vacant fields just to the east.
    I support the railroad/river route. Less impact on homes and family

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