West Virginia Route 29

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West Virginia Route 29 marker

West Virginia Route 29
Route information
Maintained by WVDOH
Length: 69.3 mi[1] (111.5 km)
Major junctions
South end: WV-55.svgWV-259.svg WV 55/259 in Baker
 

US 50 concurrent near Pleasant Dale

WV 127 at Forks of Cacapon
North end: WV-9.svg WV 9 near Paw Paw
Location
Counties: Hardy, Hampshire
Highway system
WV 28 US 30

West Virginia Route 29 is a north–south state highway located in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. The southern terminus of the route is at West Virginia Route 55 and West Virginia Route 259 (Corridor H) in Baker, Hardy County. The northern terminus is at West Virginia Route 9 three miles (5 km) south of Paw Paw in Hampshire County.

Route description[edit]

From Rio to Hanging Rock, WV 29 is named Delray Road for the community of Delray. This stretch was formerly known as North River Road (County Route 11) for the river it parallels. From Hanging Rock to the Augusta WV 29 wye fork, WV 29 runs concurrent with U.S. Route 50 and is referred to as the Northwestern Turnpike. From the Augusta WV 29 wye fork to the Forks of Cacapon West Virginia Route 127 wye fork, WV 29 is named the Bloomery Pike for Bloomery on WV 127. This route was known as the Martinsburg Grade.

Attractions[edit]

History[edit]

WV 29 formerly ran between Rio and US 50 at Augusta via Augusta-Ford Hill Road (County Routes 7 and 53). This road is commonly referred to as Old Route 29.[citation needed]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Hardy Baker US 48 / WV 55 / WV 259 – Wardensville, Mathias, Moorefield interchange
Hampshire   US 50 east – Winchester, VA south end of US 50 overlap
  US 50 west – Romney north end of US 50 overlap
  WV 127 east to US 522
  WV 9 – Paw Paw, Berkeley Springs
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Distance calculated using Microsoft MapPoint mapping software.