Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Correspondence From Congressman Mollohan on US 50/WV 24 Intersection

Mr. Arvin Harsh
Rural route 1, Box 329
Eglon, WV 26716-9713

Dear Mr. Harsh,

The Commission of the West Virginia Division of Highways has responded to my recent inquiry regarding the intersection of Route 50 and Route 24 in Preston County. Enclosed is a copy of the report I just received.

I trust you will find the Commissioner's comments responsive to your concerns. Should I receive additional reports about this matter, I will share them with you. If I can be of assistance in some other way, please do not hesitate to contact me again.

Most sincerely,
Alan B. Mollohan

Enclosed letter;

The Honorable Alan B. Mollohan
United States House of Representatives
Room 209-211, Post Office Building
Post Office Box 1400
Clarksburg, West Virginia 26302-1400

Dear Congressman Mollohan:

Thank you for your letter, dated March 24, 2008, on behalf of Mr. Arvin Harsh regarding the intersection of CR 50 and CR 24 in Preston County.

Our District Four Design Engineer has advised that the Division of Highways is currently performing an analysis of the intersection. They will review the accident data, the current geometry of the intersection, and determine if we can make a reasonable improvement to it. Converting this intersection to a "T" intersection would be very costly due to the extreme grade separation between US 50, and CR 24. This review will take approximately 60 to 90 days to complete. Once the review has been completed, a member of my staff will advise you of their findings and of any actions to be implemented.

Again, thank you for writing and sharing your consituent's concerns. I appreciate your continued support and interest in highway issues. Should you need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact my office.

Paul A. Mattox, Jr., P.E.
for Secretary of Transportation/
Commisioner of Highways

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