West Virginia Department of Transportation
Washington County, Ohio, and Wood County, West Virginia
The primary objective of the Appalachian Corridor D Highway was to stimulate economic development in the Parkersburg/Belpre area. Increased access and mobility will help the area achieve its development potential by attracting new investment and corporate interest. The new corridor provides a safer alternative for motorists and reduces heavy traffic volumes. Prior to completion of the project, roadways in the Parkersburg area weree characterized by restricted sight distance, diminished intersection operating characteristics and horizontal alignment based upon old standards, significant on street parking and other obstructions to traffic flow.
Burgess & Niple was retained by the West Virginia Department of Transportation to study, design and prepare construction plans and related documents, for Section 3, a 2.25- mile section in Ohio, and Section 6, a 2.85-mile section, of 4-lane divided highway in West Virginia.
Key design elements of the Section 3 project included:
Key design elements of the Section 6 project included:
Section 6 of the Corridor D project received a Gold Award in the Transportation-Highway category of the 2004 West Virginia American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Engineering Excellence competition.