West Virginia Route 37

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West Virginia Route 37 marker

West Virginia Route 37
Route information
Maintained by WVDOH
Length 39.4 mi[1] (63.4 km)
Major junctions
West end
KY 3 Spur in Fort Gay
 

US 52 concurrent near Fort Gay

WV 152 concurrent near Wayne
East end WV 10 near Ranger
Location
Counties Wayne, Lincoln
Highway system
WV 36WV 38
View west along WV 37 at US 52 in Fort Gay

West Virginia Route 37 is an east–west state highway in western West Virginia. The western terminus of the route is at the Kentucky state line in Fort Gay, where WV 37 becomes Kentucky Route 3 Spur upon crossing the Tug Fork. The eastern terminus is at West Virginia Route 10 one mile (1.6 km) south of Ranger.

History[edit]

A large portion of WV 37 was relocated in eastern Wayne County about 1970 as a result of the construction of East Lynn Lake, which flooded the route's former path along East Fork Twelvepole Creek. The highway was relocated up a series of side valleys from just downstream of the dam to near Kiahsville.[2] East of Kiahsville, the road was moved to a higher elevation out of the lake's floodplain.[3]

Major intersections[edit]

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
Big Sandy River0.00.0 KY 3 (via KY 3 Spur) – Louisa, Inez, Kermit
Louisa–Fort Gay Bridge; Kentucky state line
WayneFort Gay US 52 south – Williamsonwest end of US 52 overlap
US 52 north – Huntingtoneast end of US 52 overlap
Echo WV 152 south – Crumwest end of WV 152 overlap
Wayne WV 152 north – Huntingtoneast end of WV 152 overlap
Lincoln WV 10 – Huntington, Logan
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Distance calculated using Microsoft MapPoint mapping software.
  2. ^ Wayne, West Virginia quadrangle (Map). 1:24,000. 7.5-Minute Series (Topographic). U.S. Geological Survey. 1987. 
  3. ^ Kiahsville, West Virginia quadrangle (Map). 1:24,000. 7.5-Minute Series (Topographic). U.S. Geological Survey. 1975.