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MDSHA and WVDOH to hold US 220 (North-South Corridor) Meetings in May

The Maryland State Highway Administration (MDSHA) and the West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) will begin public workshops for planning upgrades to US 220 (North-South Corridor) from Corridor H to Interstate 68 near Cumberland.

The first meeting will be held from 4:30 to 7:00 pm May 7 at Moorefield (WV) High School. Other meetings will be held on May 8 in Keyser, WV and May 10 in Bel Air, MD.

Currently there are five corridors under study for the project. They range from upgrading existing US 220 to building new alignments as far west as WV 93 to Corridor H in Bismark or along the Patterson Creek Valley (which is further to the east of current US 220.

A pdf of the five corridors understudy can be found here. (MDSHA)

Design requirements for the proposed highway include a 64 mph design speed, a maximum grade of 5 to 7 percent, the highway will be an at-grade four lane divided arterial highway.

Story: Workshops will address proposed U.S. 220 upgrade ---Cumberland Times-News

Link: US 220 McMullen Highway Upgrades ---Maryland State Highway Administration

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