West Virginia Route 5

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West Virginia Route 5 marker

West Virginia Route 5
Route information
Maintained by WVDOH
Length: 71.6 mi[1] (115.2 km)
Major junctions
West end: WV-14.svg WV 14 in Elizabeth

WV 16 in Grantsville
US 33 / US 119 in Glenville

I-79.svg I-79 in Burnsville
East end: US 19.svgWV-4.svg US 19/WV 4 in Heaters
Counties: Wirt, Calhoun, Gilmer, Braxton
Highway system
WV 4 WV 6

West Virginia Route 5 is an east–west state highway located in northwest West Virginia. The western terminus is at West Virginia Route 14 in Elizabeth, Wirt County. The eastern terminus is at U.S. Route 19 and West Virginia Route 4 in Heaters, Braxton County four miles (6 km) north of Interstate 79 exit 67. Almost all of WV 5 parallels the Little Kanawha River.

Originally, the eastern terminus began 4.4 miles (7.1 km) further north along US 19/WV 4 at Napier, but this part of the route became one of West Virginia's unused highways when it was closed in the mid-1970s to make way for Burnsville Lake.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Wirt Elizabeth WV 14 – Spencer, Parkersburg
WV 53 east
Calhoun Grantsville WV 16 – Smithville, Millstone
Gilmer Glenville US 33 west / US 119 south – Spencer, Cedar Creek State Park west end of US 33 / US 119 overlap
US 33 east / US 119 north – Weston east end of US 33 / US 119 overlap
Braxton Burnsville I‑79 – Clarksburg, Charleston, Burnsville Lake Dam
Heaters US 19 / WV 4 – Weston, Rock Cave, Sutton, Burnsville Lake, Bulltown
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ Distance calculated using Microsoft MapPoint mapping software.