West Virginia Route 62

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West Virginia Route 62 marker

West Virginia Route 62
Route information
Maintained by WVDOH
Length: 100.83 mi (162.27 km)
Major junctions
South end: WV-25.svg WV 25 in Dunbar
 

WV 2 near Pt. Pleasant

WV 2 near Millwood
North end: I-77.svgUS 33.svg I-77/US 33 in Ripley
Location
Counties: Kanawha, Putnam, Mason, Jackson
Highway system
WV 61 WV 63
US 19 WV-19.svg WV 20

West Virginia Route 62 is a north–south state highway in western West Virginia. The southern terminus of the route is at West Virginia Route 25 in Dunbar. The northern terminus is at Interstate 77 and U.S. Route 33 in Ripley.

History[edit]

In the 1920s, WV 62 was designated West Virginia Route 19.

Up until the late 1960s, WV 62 was designated as U.S. Route 35 from Dunbar to Point Pleasant, crossing the Silver Bridge into Gallipolis, Ohio. After the Silver Bridge collapsed in 1967 (necessitating the building of a new bridge, the Silver Memorial Bridge—finished in 1969), US 35 was moved to the south bank (replacing the former WV 17) of the Kanawha River and US 35's previous route was designated as WV 62.

In December 2003, WV 62 was extended northward (but geographically southeastward) along then-US 33 from its former northern terminus at US 33 in Mason to Ripley.[1]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Kanawha CharlestonDunbar line WV 25
Tyler Mountain WV 501 north to WV 622
Cross Lanes WV 622 to I‑64 – Institute, Sissonville
Putnam Poca WV 25 east to I‑64
Red House WV 34 north south end of WV 34 overlap
WV 34 south to US 35 – Winfield north end of WV 34 overlap; to Winfield Toll Bridge
To I‑64 / US 35 (via WV 869) – Point Pleasant, Charleston to Lower Buffalo Bridge
Mason WV 2 north – Ravenswood south end of WV 2 overlap
Point Pleasant WV 2 south to US 35 – Huntington north end of WV 2 overlap
To WV 2 south / US 35 / Viand Street – Huntington
Mason SR 833 north (Pomeroy-Mason Bridge) – Pomeroy
Jackson Mount Alto WV 2 south / WV 331 east – Cottageville, Point Pleasant south end of WV 2 overlap
WV 2 north – Ravenswood north end of WV 2 overlap
WV 331 west / CR 33/17 (Conrad Hill Road) – Cottageville
WV 87 west – Evans
Ripley I‑77 / US 33 – Parkersburg, Charleston I-77 exit 138
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

West Virginia Route Spur 62[edit]

WV Spur 62 connects WV 62 to Ohio State Route 833 via the Pomeroy–Mason Bridge.[2] As of September 2007, Spur 62 is signposted as part of Ohio State Route 833.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ WV 62 Termini
  2. ^ General Highway Map, Mason County, West Virginia (PDF) (Map). West Virginia Department of Transportation. 2011. § 1 of 2. Retrieved 2012-10-17. 
  3. ^ "Ohio 833, Mason, West Virginia, United States [northwest view]". Google Street View. Retrieved 2012-10-19.