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Offline mikeandkristie

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Re: WV: East Beckley Bypass
« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2020, 07:17:55 pm »
We will most likely be back in the Beckley area around Labor Day.  We have several gaps in Beckley to complete, so we will be driving back and forth to finish things up.  I have a better idea of what pictures you need now and where and will try and get those.

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Re: WV: East Beckley Bypass
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2020, 07:43:54 pm »
Sounds good!

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Re: WV: East Beckley Bypass
« Reply #17 on: September 29, 2020, 06:48:10 pm »
OK, Beckley report.

Heading in from I-64 to the first light (southernmost), the signs are the same. 
- https://www.google.com/maps/@37.7683105,-81.1572214,3a,75y,299.14h,78.08t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sRsoujDT_9FK3OLcBLHWaMw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
- https://www.google.com/maps/@37.7692222,-81.1586095,3a,75y,299.14h,78.08t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sRp4AMa5wNwGk9nyY9CSxpQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

And the sign as you're heading towards the second light was the same.
- https://www.google.com/maps/@37.7708656,-81.1600028,3a,75y,339.91h,70.04t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sELoMFwesRDzWh_jRZZ3HJg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

It was at the overhead right before the second light that we saw a new sign with US 19 Bypass on it.  The To 41 North is now replaced with US 19 Bypass straight ahead.  New picture attached.
- https://www.google.com/maps/@37.7728357,-81.1604001,3a,75y,339.97h,78.12t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1skQhbo5DI0nevWg6hmWVymA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

Heading the other direction (south towards I-64), we got a couple of shots.

At Ragland Road (picture attached).  Shows US 19 Bypass South heading straight and a To US 19 to the right.
- https://www.google.com/maps/place/Beckley,+WV+25801/@37.8099232,-81.1811287,17.44z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x884ef2c26c8ee0e9:0xc6238a4c992406ab!8m2!3d37.7781702!4d-81.1881557
Got a similar shot at the intersection with WV 41.  Not quite as clear as my wife did it on her cell phone as we were driving through, but I can post it if you need it.
- https://www.google.com/maps/place/Beckley,+WV+25801/@37.7976197,-81.1741083,16.17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x884ef2c26c8ee0e9:0xc6238a4c992406ab!8m2!3d37.7781702!4d-81.1881557

There were signs for US 19 Bypass at most of the side streets heading back towards the light at Jersey Ave.  Didn't get any shots because it was dark as we were passing back a second time after dinner.  The last one I saw was either at YMCA Dr. or Levels Ln.   
- https://www.google.com/maps/place/Beckley,+WV+25801/@37.7816212,-81.1626574,16.17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x884ef2c26c8ee0e9:0xc6238a4c992406ab!8m2!3d37.7781702!4d-81.1881557

I don't believe there was any signage change on this overhead right before Jersey Ave.  There were no End US 19 Bypass signs that I saw.
- https://www.google.com/maps/@37.7753714,-81.1591701,3a,75y,220.72h,95.96t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sQZ7z5xPSmb0Fg-XyX3roOw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

And we did drive up and down regular US 19 a couple times as well.  No change on those signs or mention of To US 19 Bypass.  Just the existing To I-64/I-77 which would probably take precedence.
- https://www.google.com/maps/@37.7746337,-81.1616753,3a,75y,201.21h,78.96t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sil3ey-SuZKcV7-e-RvmG2w!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

So from that, it would appear the southern end is at Jersey Ave.

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Re: WV: East Beckley Bypass
« Reply #18 on: September 29, 2020, 09:08:48 pm »
Figures.  Guess I'll just end it @ Jersey (the '2nd' connector road) till when/if something changes justifying extending it to the '1st' connector road.  Will work on this tonight.

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Re: WV: East Beckley Bypass
« Reply #19 on: September 29, 2020, 09:39:32 pm »

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Re: WV: East Beckley Bypass
« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2020, 05:09:46 pm »
The reason I'm saying this is based on the following PDF I just looked @ on WVDOH's website.  While the 'road data' is from December '18 (but the file was last updated in April '19), it clearly shows that the 'southern' connector road is officially US-19 Conn, while the 'northern' connector road is CR-19/9.
That PDF has since been updated,
Last revision date: March 2020
Road data as of: January 2020
However, the bypass N of WV41 is still shown as U/C, so if mikeandkristie were driving this road in 2019, that's not really the case, is it? :pan:
The southern connector (part of Brookshire Ln per ESRI) is still US Route red, but no longer labeled as anything, clearly or not. But no matter, we can get this info from other sources...

Agreed.  I honestly want to put it @ the Southern one,  however, this 'Bypass' route might not even officially reconnect @ the Southern end to US-19.
It appears that it does not. As noted upthread, it's part of a US19 Connector that goes SE to I-64. We can see this on WVDOT's Geometry & Measures page, or better yet the Dominant_Routes shapefiles (listed as "All Routes" here) which show US19 Bypass begins at milepost 0 where the connector turns the corner.

So ISTM that US19 Bypass ends at, but not S of, Brookshire Ln.
If you decide that ending it at JerAve is best given the situation with the signage, well hey. Shrug.
If WVDOT wants to take the Missing TO approach, the awkward signage here seems to make sense from the standpoint of keeping traffic of the bypass for a greater distance when transitioning from the one route to the other.

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Re: WV: East Beckley Bypass
« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2020, 06:05:00 pm »
Thank you.   :)