Each metropolitan planning organization (MPO) is required, under 49 U.S.C. 5303(j) , to develop a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)—a list of upcoming transportation projects—covering a period of at least four years.
The TIP is developed in cooperation with the state and public transit providers. The TIP includes capital and non-capital surface transportation projects, bicycle and pedestrian facilities and other transportation enhancements, Federal Lands Highway projects, and safety projects included in the State’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan. The TIP also include all regionally significant projects receiving FHWA or FTA funds, or for which FHWA or FTA approval is required, in addition to non-federally funded projects that are consistent with the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP).
The below projects are a part of the proposed October 2020 TIPAmendment to include the WVDOH State funded resurfacing projects in Monongalia County.
GREENBAG ROAD IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
STATE PROJECT U331-857-0.67 & FEDERAL PROJECT STP-0857(019)D
The West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) will hold a virtual informational public meeting on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 on the proposed project upgrades to 1.65 miles of Greenbag Road (CR 857), located southeast of the City of Morgantown in Monongalia County. This Project is being undertaken to reduce traffic congestion and address the lack of safe non-motorized connections through the corridor. The WVDOH previously held an Informational Workshop Public Meeting in April 2019 detailing the project upgrades to Greenbag Road Due to public outreach from
the April 2019 meeting the project was revised to address comments. This meeting complies with the public involvement requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation
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Those wishing to file written comments may send them to Mr. RJ Scites, P.E., Director, Engineering Division, West Virginia Division of Highways, 1334 Smith Street, Charleston, West Virginia 25301 on or before Thursday, October 29, 2020. Visit the WVDOH Website at for project information and the opportunity to comment on the project.
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CO 857 Fairchance Road
State Project Number S331857124300-Construction-Resurfacing 2”-2. 5 miles from Milepost 12.43 (In the vicinity of Morgan’s Run Road) to Pennsylvania State Line Total Cost $374,000
BURROUGHS ST +4
State Project Number S33159200100-Construction-DESIGN/BUILD ADA RAMPS-4.4 miles from milepost 0. Total Cost $954,000
UNIVERSITY AVE +2
State Project Number S3315500000-Construction-DESIGN/BUILD ADA RAMPS-1.33 miles from milepost 0. Total Cost $1,593,000
HOLLAND AVE +1
State Project Number S33110000000-Construction-DESIGN/BUILD ADA RAMPS-2.4 miles from milepost 0. Total Cost $783,000
WESTOVER BR - Engineering & Construction
Engineering - State Project Number S331791525200-Engineering-REP PIERS, REPL DECK JOINTS-0.09 miles from milepost 152.53. Total Cost $15,000
Construction - State Project Number S331791525200-Construction-REP PIERS, REPL DECK JOINTS-0.09 miles from milepost 152.53. Total Cost $1,100,000
CO37 Pedlar Run-Hagans Road
State Project Number S3313700000-Construction-Resurfacing-4.87 miles from US 19 to CR 37/10 Total Cost $1,407,538
WV 218 Daybrook Road
State Project Number S33121800000-Construction-Resurfacing-5.58 miles from Marion County Line to CR 25 Total Cost $880,000
Beechurst Avenue-8 th Street to Fayette Street
Project was first programmed in 2015. Improvements to this corridor have been ongoing with dating back to 2002 (and earlier). This project has been designed. WVDOH is waiting on direction from local partners on an issue prior to letting
the project out for construction in the upcoming year.
Greenbag Road Intersection Improvement and widening
Project first programmed in 2015.Initial public presentation on the design of this
project in April 2019. WVDOH presenting potential alternative designs to the public at a virtual public meeting this fall. After the final design is selected construction to begin in 2023 as shown on the table.
I-79 Access Study
This project is from MMMPOs LRTP study, initially proposed as a RTP project in 2018. The MMMPO conducted a study of various alternatives, one was “selected” to move forward for WVDOH to review through a PIE study. The initial cost for the selected alternative was well in excess of $100 million. The WVDOH led consulting PIE study, the revised cost estimate exceeds $200 million. The complexity of the project requires that the environmental and design work for the project cannot be completed in time for the project to be funded by the RTP. The PIE feasibility study was funded by the RTP. It is currently programmed for project construction to be in whole or in part Federal funds beginning in 2025 or thereabouts.
Mileground-Airport Blvd. segment (Roundabout to Airport Boulevard)
This project was programmed in 2012 however, the original Mileground "expansion” has a much longer length a portion of which, the Easton Hill segment has been completed Updates have been provided throughout the past several months on the development of this project. Currently, a conditional notice to proceed for this project has been issued. This has allowed utility relocation to begin. Several parcels are still in the process of being acquired by eminent domain.
Van Voorhis Road-WV 705 to West Run Road
This project was programmed in 2015 and moved to the Roads to Prosperity projects it
“reprogrammed” in 2019 as a reprioritization of the Van Voorhis improvement projects. Due to the fact that significant improvements did not occur as anticipated as part of a drainage project near the WV 705 intersection, this project was developed in lieu of a West Run to Bakers Ridge Road Project. West Run to Bakers Ridge is still a valid project however it is on hold (see additional comments below). A virtual public meeting
to inform the public of the proposed improvement has been announced for August 10th and anticipating letting for construction in 2021.
West Run Widening and Point Marion Road Intersection improvement
This project was first programmed in 2018, however this project has a long study history dating back to the “West Run Expressway” discussions of 20+ years ago. The design work for this project has been completed and right of way has been authorized. It is anticipated that this project will be let for construction the summer of 2021.