West Virginia Route 5

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

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 in Elizabeth
 

WV 16 in Grantsville

US 33 / US 119 in Glenville
I‑79 in Burnsville
East end US 19 / WV 4 in Heaters
Location
Counties Wirt, Calhoun, Gilmer, Braxton
Highway system
WV 4WV 6
View east along WV 5 at CR 35/16 in Gilmer County

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]

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
WirtElizabeth WV 14 – Spencer, Parkersburg
WV 53 east
CalhounGrantsville WV 16 – Smithville, Millstone
GilmerGlenville US 33 west / US 119 south – Spencer, Cedar Creek State Parkwest end of US 33 / US 119 overlap
US 33 east / US 119 north – Westoneast end of US 33 / US 119 overlap
BraxtonBurnsville 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Distance calculated using Microsoft MapPoint mapping software.