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Old 05-09-2010, 12:18 AM
 
Location: Ranson
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Default WV Route 9 Jefferson/Berkeley Counties

With the construction taking place on route 9 between Kearneysville and Martinsburg and Charles Town to the WV/VA state line, I think it is about time we have a thread on it for updates/news etc.

I know that the section to Martinsburg is scheduled to be completed soon. Does anyone know the date?

As for the section from Charles Town to the state line, when is that scheduled to be completed? I am also curious as to how the new highway will connect with the existing route 9 at the state line- Anyone have any info on that?
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Old 05-09-2010, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Martinsburg, WV
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The Martinsburg to Keaneysville section is slated to open sometime in August. The only section that is not complete is from the Coast Guard to Leetown Road. Everything else is 100%.


WV9 Bike Path:
I have tested out the bike path from the Eastern Regional Jail to Short Road. What a wonderful addition to the panhandle. The bike path is very wide, much wider than a rail trail. The view of North Mountain heading back to Martinsburg is great and it is mixed with some hills and curves, so its not boring. The only draw back is no shade and I'm sure it will be very noisy once the road opens. But overall I'm excited to have a new bike path that will connect Martinsburg to Charles Town.
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Old 05-09-2010, 08:57 AM
 
Location: EPWV
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The Martinsburg to Keaneysville section is slated to open sometime in August. The only section that is not complete is from the Coast Guard to Leetown Road. Everything else is 100%.


WV9 Bike Path:
I have tested out the bike path from the Eastern Regional Jail to Short Road. What a wonderful addition to the panhandle. The bike path is very wide, much wider than a rail trail. The view of North Mountain heading back to Martinsburg is great and it is mixed with some hills and curves, so its not boring. The only draw back is no shade and I'm sure it will be very noisy once the road opens. But overall I'm excited to have a new bike path that will connect Martinsburg to Charles Town.
Yes, I'm very sure that it will be quite noisy. Presently, we can hear just the Highway State Dept vehicles going back and forth ADD to that the personally owned vehicles and 18-wheelers. Subdivisions along the way have requested a variation of a barrier but were told "it's not going to happen".
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Old 05-09-2010, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Jefferson County
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Here's are some links to check for info and updates: WV Route 9 (http://www.transportation.wv.gov/communications/Highways-Projects/WV_Route_9/Pages/default.aspx - broken link)

West Virginia Route 9 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

There use to be more information with maps & dates at I think wvroute9.com, but the link is dead now.
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Old 05-09-2010, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Ranson
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Default Route 9

Looks like the section between Charles Town and WV/VA stateline will be opened fall 2012. Wow two years.....
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Old 08-23-2010, 06:45 AM
 
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Gosh, it looks like the Martinsburg to Kearneysville portion of the road is just waiting for them to take down the Road Closed signs!

They said the road would be open by the end of August.

Sounds silly, but I can't wait for this portion of the project to be finally complete!
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Martinsburg, WV
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I seen that the lines are painted on the new section and all the signs are up. It should open to traffic any day now.
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Old 08-23-2010, 09:48 AM
 
Location: EPWV
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I saw someone post on Journal Junction comments Sat., 8/21, that they drove down the new RT 9, on Friday. Wonder if this was just one of the individuals that happens to be working on it because I live around there and had not seen any postings that it was opened - as of yet. Kearneysville to Martinsburg?
Drove past this morning but don't remember seeing any of the barracades moved or any cars coming from that direction. Maybe it was both too dark and too early in the morning? Should be able to tell for sure tonight on my way home though.
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Old 08-23-2010, 01:42 PM
 
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They said they rode on the New Rte. 9, but I don't know if they are talking about the Kearneysville/Martinsburg leg.
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Martinsburg, WV
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On WHAG news they had a story on the opening of Route 9 from Martinsburg to Kearneysville. The new section will open on August 31. They are finishing signage this week.
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