West Virginia Route 17

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West Virginia Route 17 marker

West Virginia Route 17
Route information
Maintained by WVDOH
Length: 30.4 mi[1] (48.9 km)
Major junctions
South end: WV-10.svg WV 10 in Stollings
North end: WV-85.svg WV 85 in Madison
Location
Counties: Logan, Boone
Highway system
WV 16 WV 18

West Virginia Route 17 is a north-south state highway located in the southern portion of the U.S. state of West Virginia. The southern terminus of the route is at West Virginia Route 10 in Stollings a short distance east of Logan. The northern terminus is at West Virginia Route 85 in Madison.

History[edit]

The current alignment of WV 17 was once part of U.S. Route 119. US 119 was moved off of this routing when Corridor G was complete from Chapmanville to Danville by 1976. Once that section of four-lane highway was completed, US 119 was realigned to follow WV 10 north from Logan to Chapmanville and then the new Corridor G.[2]

This is the second alignment to carry this number. The original West Virginia Route 17 followed what is now U.S. Route 35 in Putnam and Mason counties.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Logan Stollings WV 10

WV 17 Truck south / CR 119/20 (Stollings By-pass Road)
Boone Madison WV 85 – Charleston, Van
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Truck WV 17[edit]


West Virginia Route 17 Truck
Location: Stollings

There is a signed Truck WV 17 at Stollings to bypass a low overhead railroad bridge at WV 17's intersection with WV 10. The truck bypass follows WV 10 north to the first at-grade railroad crossing, then immediately back on a paralleling route beside the railroad tracks.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Distance calculated using Microsoft MapPoint mapping software.
  2. ^ 1976 Official West Virginia Highway Map, published by West Virginia Department of Highways.