West Virginia Route 59

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West Virginia Route 59 marker

West Virginia Route 59
Route information
Maintained by WVDOH
Length 7.7 mi[1] (12.4 km)
Major junctions
West end WV-259.svg WV 259 at Lost City
East end SR 691 near Columbia Furnace, VA
Location
Counties Hardy
Highway system
WV 58 US 60

West Virginia Route 59 was a state highway in the U.S. state of West Virginia. It ran from West Virginia Route 259 at Lost City east to the Virginia state line, where it became secondary State Route 691. About one-third of the route is unpaved.[1]

View east from the west end of WV 59, signed as County Route 59

While officially designated and shown on West Virginia Division of Highways maps as a state route,[1] the road was signed in the field as a county route since at least 2010.[2][3] The route was formally decommissioned on March 16, 2018, when a Highways Commissioner's Order was signed redesignating the road as Hardy County Route 59.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c West Virginia Department of Transportation, General Highway Map: Hardy County, 2016
  2. ^ Google Maps Street View at the intersection with CR 59/1, accessed February 2010
  3. ^ Brian M. Powell (November 29, 2008). "CR 59 Sign Photograph". Retrieved February 22, 2010. 
  4. ^ MapMikey. "Re: WV 59 -- dead or still alive?". AARoads.com. Retrieved April 9, 2018.