West Virginia Route 273

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West Virginia Route 273 marker

West Virginia Route 273
Fairmont Gateway Connector
Route information
Maintained by WVDOH
Length 1.3 mi[1] (2.1 km)
Major junctions
South end I‑79 in Pleasant Valley
North end WV 310 in Fairmont
Counties Marion
Highway system
WV 270 WV 279
View north along WV 273 in Fairmont

West Virginia Route 273 is a north–south state highway entirely within Marion County, West Virginia. Known as the Fairmont Gateway Connector, the road provides direct access from Interstate 79 to downtown Fairmont. The road was built as a four-lane divided highway along the former State Street corridor and fully opened to traffic on December 22, 2010.[2]

The southern terminus of the route is at exit #136 on Interstate 79. Its northern end is at West Virginia Route 310 at the foot of the Robert H. Mollohan-Jefferson Street Bridge, where traffic can continue into downtown Fairmont. The project features controlled-access right-of-way, a steel arch bridge over Interstate 79, and West Virginia's first two roundabouts. It was built at a cost of $150 million.[1]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Marion County.

Location mi km Destinations Notes
Pleasant Valley I‑79 / CR 31/20 (Stoney Road) – Clarksburg, Morgantown I-79 exit 136
Fairmont CR 64 (Pleasant Valley Road) / Blaine Street
Haymond Street roundabout
Elkins Street roundabout
WV 310 (Merchant Street) / Robert H. Mollohan-Jefferson Street Bridge – Fairmont State University
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b Fallon, Paul (September 19, 2010). "Fairmont pins hope on new road". Charleston Daily Mail. Retrieved December 23, 2010. 
  2. ^ Panuska, Mallory (December 22, 2010). "Gateway Connector opens today". Times West Virginian. Retrieved December 22, 2010.