West Virginia Route 152

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West Virginia Route 152 marker

West Virginia Route 152
Route information
Maintained by WVDOH
Length: 44.8 mi[1] (72.1 km)
Major junctions
South end: US 52.svg US 52 near Crum
  WV 37 from Echo to Wayne
North end: I-64.svgWV-527.svg I-64/WV 527 in Huntington
Location
Counties: Wayne, Cabell
Highway system
WV 150 WV 161
Road sign marking West Virginia Route 152 in Lavalette, West Virginia.

West Virginia Route 152 is a north–south state highway extending from Crum to Huntington, West Virginia. The northern terminus of WV 152 is unusual in that it also serves as the southern terminus of West Virginia Route 527, which continues along the same street as it passes over Interstate 64 at exit 8 (both state routes are indicated on exit signage on the expressway). WV 527 continues along the former routing of U.S. Route 52 through downtown Huntington, West Virginia on its way toward Chesapeake, Ohio. The southern terminus of the route is at US 52 northeast of Crum.

Portions of the roadway south of Wayne run along an old Norfolk and Western Railroad bed. There is an abandoned depot at Dunlow. Under some of the highway bridges, you can find shared abutments with the old railroad crossing.

History[edit]

WV 152 was formerly part of U.S. Route 52. The current designation was created in the 1960s, when US 52 was rerouted a few miles to the west in order to facilitate the construction of a more modern highway along the Tug Fork and Big Sandy River. The West Virginia Department of Transportation redesignated the former segment of US 52 as WV 152 in order to demonstrate the road's connection to US 52.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Wayne US 52 – Williamson, Huntington
Echo WV 37 west – Fort Gay south end of WV 37 overlap
Wayne WV 37 east – East Lynn north end of WV 37 overlap
WV 75 west – Kenova
Cabell Huntington I‑64 / WV 527 north – Huntington, Ashland, Charleston I-64 exit 8
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Distance calculated using Microsoft MapPoint mapping software.