State Project: U333-522-11.92 SEC02
Federal Project: NFA-2317(005)D
The West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways (WVDOH) is considering improvements and updates to US 522 through Morgan County, West Virginia. The WVDOH has requested a re-evaluation of the US 522 Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) that was approved in September 2000 and August 2001 for the construction of a portion of the Selected Alternative called the Berkeley Springs Bypass. The Berkeley Springs Bypass project begins approximately 0.42 miles south of Winchester Road (CR 13) to approximately 0.20 miles south of Sandmine Road (CR 38/1), for a distance of approximately 4 miles. Following the Record of Decision (ROD) in 2001, the overall project was broken into seven useable sections, that will, when completed, be sections that can be constructed within a reasonable period of time based on funding assumptions. WVDOH has requested this environmental re-evaluation on useable Sections 1 and 2 of the Selected Alternative. Useable Section 1 is the portion of US 522 beginning at CR 13, Winchester Grade Road to north of WV 9. Useable Section 2 is the portion from north of WV 9 including a connection to existing US 522. Useable Sections 1 and 2 are referred to as the “Berkeley Springs Bypass”. The study area covers the revised right of way limits as discussed in Chapter 1.