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.
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.