West Virginia Route 3

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West Virginia Route 3 marker

West Virginia Route 3
Route information
Maintained by WVDOH
Length: 186.0 mi[1] (299.3 km)
Existed: Early 1930s – present
Major junctions
West end: WV-10.svg WV 10 in West Hamlin

US 119.svg US 119 between Julian and Danville
I-64.svgI-77.svg I-64/I-77 near Beckley
WV-16.svg WV 16 in Beckley
US 19.svg US 19 between Beckley and Shady Spring
WV-20.svg WV 20 near Hinton

US 219.svg US 219 in Union
East end: WV-311.svg WV 311 at Sweet Springs
Counties: Lincoln, Boone, Raleigh, Summers, Greenbrier, Monroe
Highway system
WV 2 WV 4
View east along WV 3 just east of US 119 in Boone County

West Virginia Route 3 is a state highway in the U.S. state of West Virginia. It runs from West Virginia Route 10 in West Hamlin in a general easterly direction via Beckley to West Virginia Route 311 at Sweet Springs, most of the way across the state.

Route 3 crosses a particularly large part of the state's landscape. It goes through many counties including Monroe, Greenbrier, Summers, Raleigh, Boone, and Lincoln. At least two state parks are along the route. Moncove Lake State Park, in the southeastern part of the state, is just a few miles off the main road near Gap Mills. Little Beaver State Park is in Beaver, near the major city of Beckley.[2]

WV 3 overlaps U.S. Route 119 in Boone County north of Madison and U.S. Route 219 from Union north to Pickaway.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Lincoln West Hamlin WV 10
WV 34 north – Hurricane
Yawkey WV 214 north
Boone Julian US 119 north – Charleston west end of US 119 overlap
Rock Creek US 119 south / CR 119/65 (Skeens Drive) – Madison, Logan east end of US 119 overlap
Racine WV 94 north – Charleston
Raleigh Glen Daniel WV 99 west – Oceana, Madison
WV 305 south – Lester
Beckley I‑64 / I‑77 – Charleston, Bluefield, Lewisburg I-77 exit 44
WV 16 (Robert C. Byrd Drive) to I‑77 / US 19 – Bradley overlap with WV 16 north (westbound only)
US 19 north to I‑64 west end of US 19 overlap
Beaver WV 307 east to I‑64 – Airport
WV 307 west
Shady Spring US 19 south – Princeton east end of US 19 overlap
Summers WV 20 north to I‑64 – Hinton west end of WV 20 overlap
WV 20 south – Athens east end of WV 20 overlap
Hinton WV 107 north – Hinton
WV 12 south – Peterstown west end of WV 12 overlap
Greenbrier Alderson WV 12 north to I‑64 / WV 63 – Alta east end of WV 12 overlap
Monroe Pickaway US 219 north – Lewisburg west end of US 219 overlap
Union US 219 south – Rich Creek, VA east end of US 219 overlap
Sweet Springs WV 311 – White Sulphur Springs, Salem, VA
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ Distance calculated using Microsoft MapPoint mapping software.
  2. ^ West Virginia State Map, Rand McNally, 2008.