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Corridor D Progress

More than two years after it began, construction is continuing toward the eventual completion of Corridor D in Wood County, but that means you have to get used to some more traffic pattern changes.

This week, the West Virginia Department of Highways completed work on a new interchange improving access from Marrtown Road to Blennerhassett Heights, but it also means motorists have a new route to get there.

“If you're coming from Route 95 or South Parkersburg, you'll want to use the new Moyers Avenue connector to access the new overpass to Route 50, which will take you to the Marrtown area so you can get to the churches on that side, to get to the Rivers office complex, and also Marrtown Road to Blennerhassett Heights,” says Tim Kirk.

The next major project is completion of a bridge across the Little Kanawha River, as well as a section of roadway connecting that bridge to Fifth Street.

The last section of the project is also expected to get started this summer, a bridge across the Ohio River connecting West Virginia to Ohio.

“It's going to be the second-longest bridge in West Virginia, and it's a big expense. It will probably cost nearly as much as the eight miles of roadway leading up to the bridge,” says Darren Simpson.

Progress isn't something that's easily seen, and when it is, it's not always easy to get used to.


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