West Virginia Department of Transportation
Washington County, Ohio, and Wood County, West Virginia
The primary objective of the Appalachian Corridor D Highway is 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 will provide a much safer alternative for motorists and reduce heavy traffic volumes. Current roadways in the Parkersburg area are 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, and Section 6, a 2.85-mile section, of four-lane divided Appalachian Corridor D Highway.
Key design elements of the Section 3 project included:
Key design elements of the Section 6 project included:
These projects required close coordination with a Project Management Consultant and other consultants designing adjoining sections of the highway. Section 3 also required close coordination between the West Virginia and Ohio Departments of Transportation.