West Virginia Route 93

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West Virginia Route 93 marker

West Virginia Route 93
Route information
Maintained by WVDOH
Length: 33.2 mi[1] (53.4 km)
Major junctions
West end: WV-32.svg WV 32 in Davis
  WV 42 near Scherr
East end: US 50.svg US 50 near Claysville
Location
Counties: Tucker, Grant, Mineral
Highway system
WV 92 WV 94

West Virginia Route 93 is an east–west state highway located in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. WV 93 runs from West Virginia Route 32 in Davis in Tucker County to U.S. Route 50 near Claysville in Mineral County.

Route description[edit]

View east along WV 93 near Bismarck

The western terminus of the route is at West Virginia Route 32 in Davis, Tucker County. WV 93 passes by the Mount Storm Lake near Mount Storm. WV 93 then runs concurrent with West Virginia Route 42 upon descending the Allegheny Front. Under the current plans for Corridor H, WV 93 would be directly upgraded to a four-lane divided highway between Davis (WV 32) and Bismarck (west of WV 42).[2] The eastern terminus is at U.S. Route 50 southwest of Claysville, Mineral County.

History[edit]

Planned Extension[edit]

WV 972 is planned to be decommissioned and the route will become WV 93.[3] The extension will have the highway continue northward multiplexed with US 50 from its current eastern terminus to New Creek, passing through the downtown farmland and continuing its northeastern trek through the mountainside. following WV 972 which curves to the north, it passes through downtown New Creek's large set of residences before intersecting with Meadowlark Acre Road and terminating at an intersection with U.S. Route 220 (Cut-Off Road).[4] This is expected to occur with the completion of US 48 into the New Creek Valley in 2013.

Attractions[edit]

Historical sites[edit]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Tucker Davis 0.00 0.00 WV 32 – Davis, Thomas Western terminus
US 48 west – Thomas Temporary west end of eastern section of US 48 (western extension planned); west end of US 48 overlap[5]
Grant US 48 east East end of US 48 overlap
WV 42 north – Mount Storm West end of WV 42 overlap
Scherr WV 42 south – Petersburg East end of WV 42 overlap
US 48 Interchange
Mineral 33.2 53.4 US 50 – Keyser, Romney, Grafton Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ Distance calculated using Microsoft MapPoint mapping software.
  2. ^ West Virginia Corridor H, Interactive Mapping, accessed July 3, 2007
  3. ^ US 50 Association, http://us50association.blogspot.com/2007_01_01_archive.html, accessed January 2007
  4. ^ Microsoft; Nokia (May 10, 2010). "Overview map of West Virginia Route 972" (Map). Bing Maps. Microsoft. Retrieved May 10, 2010. 
  5. ^ "The Route - Entire Map". West Virginia Corridor H. West Virginia Division of Highways. March 31, 2017. Retrieved June 10, 2017.