West Virginia Route 10

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West Virginia Route 10 marker

West Virginia Route 10
Route information
Maintained by WVDOH
Length: 148.5 mi[1] (239.0 km)
Major junctions
South end: US 19.svg US 19 in Kegley
 

WV 16 between Mullens and Pineville
WV 97 in Pineville
WV 85 in Oceana
WV 80 in Man
WV 73 in Logan
US 119 in Chapmanville
WV 3 in West Hamlin

I‑64 at Huntington
North end: US 60.svg US 60 in Huntington
Location
Counties: Mercer, Wyoming, Logan, Lincoln, Cabell
Highway system
WV 9 US 11

West Virginia Route 10 is a north–south route from Cabell County to Mercer County in the western and southern regions of West Virginia. The road is of very poor quality for most of its path, following river valleys and carved into the side of mountains.

Between the towns of West Hamlin and Man, most of the route closely parallels the course of the Guyandotte River. Thus, it follows a very winding course, with a solid rocks just inches from the roadway, and is thus very dangerous. It is currently receiving an upgrade from Man to Logan to a four-lane highway built to the same standards as the Appalachian Corridor system. Currently about one-third of the route is finished and open to traffic, between Man and Rita. The section from Rita to Logan is under construction.

Notes[edit]

Further north in Cabell County, the segment from Interstate 64 in Huntington, where the current four-lane portion ends, to eight miles (13 km) south is also slated for four-lane widening. The existing facility is two lanes with numerous curves. In 2005, 14 houses were demolished in preparation for the highway's realignment, however construction has been left "unfunded" and has not begun.

In Huntington, portions of the highway are named Troy Brown Way and Hal Greer Boulevard in honor of two notable local professional athletes.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Mercer   US 19 – Princeton, Beckley
Matoaka WV 71 south – Montcalm
Wyoming   WV 16 north – Mullens south end of WV 16 overlap
Pineville WV 16 south – Welch north end of WV 16 overlap
WV 97 west – Gilbert south end of WV 97 overlap
WV 97 east – Beckley, Twin Falls Resort Park north end of WV 97 overlap
Oceana WV 85 north – Madison
WV 971 south – Baileysville
Logan Huff Junction WV 80 south – Gilbert
Man CR 16 (Buffalo Creek Road) – Man
Stollings WV 17 north south end of WV 17 Truck overlap

WV 17 Truck north / CR 119/20 (Stollings By-pass Road)
north end of WV 17 Truck overlap
  WV 73 west to US 119
  Mount Gay, Logan
Chapmanville US 119 – Logan interchange
Lincoln   WV 37 west – Wayne, East Lynn Lake
West Hamlin WV 3 east – Hamlin
Cabell Melissa
WV 10 Alt. north – Barboursville
Huntington I‑64 – Ashland, KY, Charleston I-64 exit 11
US 60 east (5th Avenue)
US 60 west (3rd Avenue)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

WV 10 Alternate[edit]


West Virginia Route 10 Alternate
Location: between Melissa and Barboursville

West Virginia Route 10 Alternate is a four-mile-long north–south road near Barboursville, West Virginia connecting WV 10 to the south and US 60 to the north. It acts as an alternative route to Huntington and eliminates many of the curves that plague WV 10 south of Interstate 64 to the WV 10 Alternate junction.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Distance calculated using Microsoft MapPoint mapping software.