Home / WV9 Planning and Environmental Linkages Feasibility Study (2021)
- January 31, 2023
The West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH), Planning Division initiated the implementation of Planning-Environmental Linkages (PEL), with HEPMPO assisting local coordination. The purpose of this study is to initiate the review of WV 9 upgrade, while incorporating a broad environmental overview into the planning stages of the project development. The WV 9 Project Area has seen population growth and development since a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was prepared in 1996. Traffic and safety assessment, alternative corridors, public input and preliminary screening comprised this study’s development. All alternatives were recommended to be advanced to the next stage of the NEPA process.