Home / WV51 Feasibility Study (2021)
- January 31, 2023
The purpose of this study was to determine feasibility of traffic safety and pedestrian mobility improvements throughout the WV51 corridor between Norfolk Southern RR crossing and West Street in the City of Charles Town. This plan was developed by WV Department of Transportation (WVDOT) in partnership with the City of Charles Town and the Hagerstown/Eastern Panhandle MPO. Pedestrian safety and mobility analysis included feasibility of sidewalk installation, review of existing sidewalk width, ADA accessibility, obstacles, traffic calming, existing on-street parking, right-of-way research and an evaluation of mid-block crossing at Evitts Run Park. Traffic safety component included intersection analysis of WV51/CR13 with consideration of reconfiguring to a roundabout, as well as reviewing crash data to determine any appropriate countermeasures. All three alternatives evaluated exhibited an improvement compared to the No Build option and were recommended to be advanced to the next stage of the NEPA process.