Thursday, September 18, 2008

Letter to Preston County Commission

September 8th, 2008

Mr. Dave Price
Preston County Commission
Courthouse Annex
106 West Main Street, Suite 202
Kingwood, WV 26537

Dear Mr. Price

This is in reference to our letter, dated July 25, 2008, regarding that the Division of Highways was in the process of performing an analysis at the intersection of CR 24 and US 50; our findings are listed below.

Our District Four Traffic Department indicated that the accident rate for this intersection was very low, much lower than the statewide average. Due to the steep grade on CR 24, it would be very expensive to re-align this intersection to a "T" configuration, and statewide, this project would not likely be a high priority.

On August 22, 2008, our District Four Traffic Engineering Section advised that they provided a stop bar coming out from the WV 24 to attract attention of approaching motorists. They enlarged the existing stop sign and put red insert for nighttime visibility, along with installing "Stop Ahead Signs" on WV 24. They relocated the existing stop sign 24 feet towards US 50, to encourage stopped vehicles to stop at correct location. They extended the double yellow centerline on WV 24 to 55 feet towards US 50. They also installed intersection warning sign on US 50. Our Traffic Engineer will continue to monitor the intersection in the future.

Thank you for writing and sharing your constituent's concern. Should you, or the US 50 Association, need any additional information, please contact our District Four Traffic Engineering Section, Mr. Dean Chipps or Mr. Fouad Shoukry, at Post Office Box 4220, Clarksburg, West Virginia 26302-4220 or by phone at (304) 842-1500 for Mr. Dean Chipps or (304) 204-6501 for Mr. Shoukry.


Paul A. mattox, Jr. P.E.
Secretary of Transportation/Commission of Highways.

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