State seeking input on 4 Morgantown, Monongalia County road projects

wajr_plugMORGANTOWN, W.Va. — (submitted) The Morgantown Monongalia Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has received official notice that the West Virginia Department of Transportation is proposing to implement four new road projects in the local area.  The estimated cost is  $48,000,000.

These projects have previously been identified as high priorities by the MPO’s governing board with input from the public. The projects are proposed to be included in the State
Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) which schedules the state’s transportation funding.

The proposed projects are said to alleviate traffic congestion and improve safety.

The projects are:

  • Beechurst Avenue Spot Improvements in the vicinity of 6th Street to Pleasant St. Engineering (ENG.)
    $500,000, Right of Way (ROW) $3,000,000 Construction (in FY 2021) $3,500,000 Project Total $7,000,000
  • West Run Widening (between Stewart Street and West Run) Eng. $750,000, ROW $4,000,000 Construction
    (in FY 2021) $ $11,000,000 Project Total $15,750,000
  • Greenbag Road Improvements (Kingwood Pike to Don Knotts Boulevard) Eng. $1,000,000 ROW
    $3,000,000, Construction (in FY 2020) $11,000,000 Project Total $15,000,000
  • Van Voorhis Road Widening-West Run to Burroughs Street, Eng. $600,000 ROW $5,000,000 Construction
    (in FY 2020) $4.400,000 Project Total $10,000,000

The West Virginia Department of Transportation is soliciting public input for including these proposed projects
– as well as other projects in the greater Morgantown-Monongalia metropolitan area – as part of the STIP at a
public meeting to be held Monday, November 2, 2015, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Mountain Line’s Offices
located at 420 Dupont Road in Westover.

The format for the public meeting is an open-house style walk-in
meeting. Anyone interested in reviewing the projects and offering comments can stop by at any time during the
meeting.