U.S. Route 19 in West Virginia

U.S. Route 19 (US 19) runs south to north up through central West Virginia. The route runs from the Virginia state line at Bluefield, Virginia to the Pennsylvania state line south of Mount Morris, Pennsylvania. US 19 passes through the limits of the cities and towns of Bluefield, Princeton, Beckley, Oak Hill, Fayetteville, Summersville, Flatwoods, Weston, Jane Lew, Clarksburg, Shinnston, Worthington, Monongah, Fairmont, Rivesville, Westover, Morgantown, Star City, in addition to the smaller communities of Kegley, Spanishburg, Flat Top, Ghent, Cool Ridge, Shady Spring, Daniels, Beaver, Johnstown, Hico, Heaters, Napier, Letch, Ireland, Ben Dale, Homewood, Kitsonville, Hepzibah, Meadowbrook, Enterprise, Arnettsville, Georgetown.

U.S. Route 19 marker

U.S. Route 19
Corridor L
Route information
Maintained by WVDOH
Length253.5 mi[1] (408.0 km)
Existed1926–present
Major junctions
South end US 19 in Bluefield, VA
 
North end US 19 near Mount Morris PA
Location
CountiesMercer, Raleigh, Fayette, Nicholas, Braxton, Lewis, Harrison, Marion, Monongalia
Highway system
WV 18WV 20

Between Bluefield and Beckley, US 19 has been largely supplanted by Interstate 77 and the West Virginia Turnpike. Between Prosperity and northeast of Canfield, the route serves as a major southwest-northwest artery as Corridor L of the Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS). It is along Corridor L that it crosses the New River via the well-known New River Gorge Bridge. Between Canfield and into Pennsylvania, the route has largely supplanted by Interstate 79.

Aside from the four-lane limited access Corridor L, US 19 remains largely two-lane rural road with numerous curves outside of major cities.

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
MercerBluefield0.0000.000  US 19 south (Virginia Avenue)Continuation into Virginia
1.32.1  US 52 north (Spruce Street)South end of US 52 overlap
2.1–
2.1
3.4–
3.4
  US 52 south (Bland Street)North end of US 52 overlap; south end of US 52 Truck overlap; northern terminus of US 52 Truck
5.08.0  WV 112 east – OakvaleWestern terminus of WV 112
5.38.5   
    US 460 west / US 52 Truck south to I-77 – Tazewell VA
North end of US 52 Truck overlap; south end of US 460 overlap
8.613.8   WV 123 west / CR 34 (Clover Dew Dairy Road) – Mercer County AirportEastern terminus of WV 123
10.617.1  US 460 east / Frazier DriveNorth end of US 460 overlap
Princeton12.219.6  WV 104 west (Morrison Drive) / Morrison DriveSouth end of WV 104 overlap
12.319.8  WV 104 east (Stafford Drive)North end of WV 104 overlap
12.7–
12.8
20.4–
20.6
  WV 20 (Main Street)Short overlap around Mercer County Courthouse
14.523.3  CR 19/17 (Black Oak Road) / Creek Ledge Lane
17.3–
17.4
27.8–
28.0
  WV 10 north – MatoakaSouthern terminus of WV 10
20.533.0  CR 7 (Gardner Road)
21.734.9  CR 71/12 (Rich Creek Road)
Spanishburg22.035.4  CR 5 (Nubbins Ridge Road)
28.5–
28.7
45.9–
46.2
 
  I-77 – Bluefield, Beckley
I-77 exit 20
RaleighGhent38.662.1  
   CR 48 (Odd Road) / I-77
41.466.6  CR 19/21 (Blue Jay Six Road)
Shady Spring45.172.6  WV 3 east (Hinton Road) – HintonSouth end of WV 3 overlap
46.875.3  WV 307 west (Grandview Road)Eastern terminus of WV 307
DanielsBeaver line49.279.2    WV 307 east (Airport Road) to I-64Western terminus of WV 307
Beckley51.182.2  WV 3 west (South Fayette Street) / Virginia AvenueNorth end of WV 3 overlap
51.382.6  WV 210 north (South Kanawha Street) / Parkway Street – DowntownSouthern terminus of WV 210
51.783.2   To I-64 / I-77 / Joe L. Smith Drive – Lewisburg, BluefieldTo I-64/I-77 signed northbound only
52.083.7   To I-64 / I-77 / Jersey Avenue / Larew Avenue
Johnstown52.784.8  WV 41 south (Johnstown Road) / Johnstown RoadSouth end of WV 41 overlap
Beckley53.5–
53.6
86.1–
86.3
     WV 41 north (Stanaford Road) to I-64 / WV 16 south / Rural Acres Drive – PrinceNorth end of WV 41 overlap; to WV 16 south signed northbound only and to I-64 signed southbound only
54.687.9   WV 16 south (Robert C Byrd Drive) / CR 8 (Ragland Road)South end of WV 16 overlap
57.9–
58.2
93.2–
93.7
    WV 16 (Robert C. Byrd Drive) to I-64 / I-77 / US 19 Alt south – Bradley, Charleston, BluefieldNorth end of WV 16 overlap; northern terminus of US 19 Alt
57.9–
58.2
93.2–
93.7
Begin US 19 use of limited access Corridor L
59.495.6Bradley
59.896.2  CR 1 (Maple Fork Road)
Fayette63.7102.5  CR 19/36 (Wood Mountain Road) – Glen Jean, Thurmond
  WV 612 west (Whipple Church Road) – MossyEastern terminus of WV 612
Oak Hill66.5107.0   WV 16 south (Legends Highway) / WV 61 south – Greenstown, HilltopSouth end of WV 16/WV 61 overlap
66.5107.0Begin freeway
66.8–
66.9
107.5–
107.7
   WV 16 north / WV 61 north – DowntownNorthbound exit and southbound entrance; north end of WV 16/WV 61 overlap;
67.6–
68.0
108.8–
109.4
   WV 16 (Main Street) to WV 61 northWV 16/To WV 16 North signed southbound only
68.4–
68.8
110.1–
110.7
  CR 19/43 (Oyler Avenue)
69.4–
69.7
111.7–
112.2
  CR 38 (Summerlee Road)
70.1–
70.6
112.8–
113.6
   CR 21/18 (Lochgelly Road) to WV 16 – North Oak Hill
71.3114.7End freeway
Fayetteville74.5119.9  WV 16 (Court Street) – Fayetteville, Gauley Bridge
75.6–
76.2
121.7–
122.6
New River Gorge Bridge over   CR 82, New River, and CSX New River Subdivision
Hico81.2–
81.6
130.7–
131.3
  US 60 (Midland Trail) – Gauley Bridge, RainelleInterchange
FayetteNicholas
county line
86.3–
86.6
138.9–
139.4
Kevin Ritchie Memorial Bridge over Meadow River
Nicholas91.4147.1  WV 129 – Mount Nebo, Drennen, Summersville Lake
92.7149.2   WV 41 south / CR 19/73 (Old Gauley Road) / Old Route 19 – Mount NeboSouth end of WV 41 overlap
94.7–
95.0
152.4–
152.9
Hughes Bridge over Summersville Lake
Summersville97.3156.6   WV 41 north / CR 41/1 (Irish Corner Road) – SummersvilleNorth end of WV 41 overlap
97.9157.6  WV 39 – Richwood, Summersville
100.3161.4  WV 41 – Craigsville, Webster Springs, SummersvilleCraigsville signed northbound only; Summersville signed southbound only
104.3–
104.7
167.9–
168.5
  WV 55 east – Muddlety, CraigsvilleInterchange; western terminus of WV 55
Birch River115.0–
115.4
185.1–
185.7
  WV 82 – Birch River, CowenInterchange
Braxton125.2–
125.6
201.5–
202.1
  I-79 south – CharlestonSouth end of I-79 overlap; I-79 exit 57
129.3–
129.7
208.1–
208.7
  WV 4 – Sutton, GassawayI-79 exit 62
134.6–
134.7
216.6–
216.8
   I-79 north / CR 19/22 (Scotts Fork Road) – ClarksburgNorth end of I-79 overlap; I-79 exit 62
134.8216.9   WV 4 south to WV 15 – SuttonSouth end of WV 4 overlap
Heaters139.8225.0  WV 5 north (Gem Road)Southern terminus of WV 5
Lewis155.9–
156.0
250.9–
251.1
  WV 4 north – Rock Cave, West Virginia Wildlife CenterNorth end of WV 4 overlap
158.5255.1  CR 46 (Walkersville Road)
162.5261.5  CR 15
170.2–
170.3
273.9–
274.1
  I-79 – Clarksburg, CharlestonI-79 exit 91
Ben Dale175.0281.6  To I-79 / Skin Creek Road (CR 19/39) / Minuteman Drive (CR 19/43)
Weston176.5284.0Begin one-way segment
176.8284.5   US 33 west / US 119 south (East Second Street) / East Second StreetSouth end of US 33/US 119 overlap
176.9284.7    US 33 east / US 119 north (East Third Street) to I-79 / Carter AvenueNorth end of US 33 east/US 119 north overlap
177.0284.9    US 19 south / US 33 west / US 119 south (Main Avenue) / East Third StreetNorth end of US 33 west/US 119 south overlap
177.0284.9End one-way segment
Jane Lew183.9296.0   CR 7 (Hackers Creek Road) to I-79
Harrison193.4311.2  WV 270 east (Main Street)Western terminus of WV 270
Clarksburg199.6321.2   WV 98 west (Davisson Run Road) to US 50South end of WV 98 overlap
200.0321.9  WV 98 east (Clarksburg Park Way) – Nutter FortNorth end of WV 98 overlap
201.4324.1  WV 20 east (Milford Street / West Pike Street)South end of WV 20 overlap
202.8326.4  US 50 (Corridor D / Northwestern Turnpike) – Bridgeport, Parkersburg
Meadowbrook208.2335.1   CR 24 (Meadowbrook Road) to I-79To I-79 signed southbound only
210.0338.0  WV 20 west – Lumberport, New MartinsvilleNorth end of WV 20 overlap
Shinnston211.6340.5   WV 131 south (Saltwell Road) to I-79 / Monroe Street / Charles StreetNorthern terminus of WV 131
Marion217.8350.5  WV 218 north – FarmingtonSouthern terminus of WV 218
218.2351.2  To I-79 / CR 27
Fairmont223.1359.0Country Club Road (US 19 Spur / CR 19/22)
224.3361.0Seventh Street
224.6361.5    WV 310 south to I-79 / US 250 / Fourth StreetNorthern terminus of WV 310
225.0362.1  US 250 north (Cleveland Avenue)South end of US 250 south overlap
225.0362.1Begin one-way segment
225.1362.3   US 250 south (Fairmont Avenue) to WV 310North end of US 250 south overlap; south end of US 250 north overlap
225.2362.4Jefferson Street (US 250 north / CR 19/73)North end of US 250 north overlap
225.5362.9  US 19 south (Jackson Street)
225.5362.9End one-way segment
Rivesville229.0368.5  CR 17 (Grant Town Fairview Road)
Monongalia233.3375.5   CR 45 (River Road) / CR 37 (Hagans Road)
236.3380.3  CR 34 (Little Indian Creek Road) / Little Indian Creek Road (CR 41)
238.7384.2  CR 43 (Sugar Grove Road)
241.5–
241.7
388.7–
389.0
  I-79 – Fairmont, WashingtonI-79 exit 152
Westover241.8389.1  CR 49 (North Dents Run Road)
242.5390.3  CR 19/19 (DuPont Road) / Savannah Street
242.9390.9  WV 100 north (Holland Avenue)Southern terminus of WV 100
243.5391.9  CR 45 (River Road)
WestoverMorgantown line243.6–
243.7
392.0–
392.2
Joseph C. Bartolo Memorial Bridge over Monongahela River
Morgantown243.7392.2    US 119 / WV 7 east (Universitty Avenue / Pleasant Street) to I-68South end of US 119 south/WV 7 east overlap
243.8392.4Walnut StreetNorth end of US 119 south overlap; south end of WV 7 west overlap
244.3393.2Campus Drive
245.8395.6   WV 705 east (Patteson Drive) / WVU ColiseumWestern terminus of WV 705
Star City246.6396.9Boyers Avenue (CR 7/20)
246.7–
246.9
397.0–
397.3
Edith B. Barill Bridge over Monongahela River
247.2397.8  To I-79 / Chaplin Road (CR 19/24) – Fairmont, Washington PACities signed southbound only
249.0400.7  WV 7 west (Mason Dixon Highway) – Blacksville, WadestownNorth end of WV 7 overlap
152.6245.6  WV 100 south (Lazzelle Union Road)Northern terminus of WV 100
253.5408.0  US 19 north (Mt. Morris Road)Continuation into Pennsylvania
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

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