• Make Your Voice Heard! Corridor H Commenting Period extended to Jan. 6

    The final day to submit comments to the West Virginia Division of Highways concerning the two remaining unfinished sections of Corridor H—the ten-mile section from Parsons to Davis and the 6.8-mile section from Wardensville to the Virginia state line—is Friday, Jan. 6 at 5 p.m.  Comments can be submitted online at http://go.wv.gov/dotcomment or by on […]

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    Water Quality Testing for Corridor H Construction Impacts Continues

    Mimi Kibler takes a stream water measurement at Dry Run on Sugarlands Rd. near Hambleton, West Virginia. In June 2022 a Water Quality Monitoring Task Force was created through a collaborative effort with the Rivers Committee of the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy, Friends of the Cheat, West Virginia Rivers Coalition, Trout Unlimited, Corridor H Alternatives […]

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  • Corridor H construction in Holly Meadows, West Virginia, shows a barren mountain and construction cones.

    It’s That Serious: A Collection of Comments on Corridor H

    Corridor H construction in Holly Meadows, West Virginia, in Dec. 2022. By Hugh Rogers Since the partial settlement of a federal lawsuit allowed construction to resume on Corridor H, West Virginia’s Division of Highways (DOH) has spent its appropriations building west as far as Davis and east as far as Parsons. Meanwhile, as required by […]

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  • Issues with Corridor H in Wardensville

    By Bonni McKeown, Stewards of Potomac Highlands  People around Wardensville, a tiny, blossoming town in eastern Hardy County, are not certain about the West Virginia Department of Highway’s plans to continue Corridor H, which now stops at the western edge of town. Like residents and tourists in Davis and Thomas in Tucker County, many fear […]

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  • Corridor H: What the Engineers Don’t See

    By Hugh Rogers When our reports on the Corridor H highway project began appearing as a bimonthly feature, perhaps inevitably they became more technical, more insider baseball.  So for the September inning, manager-editor John McFerrin sent himself to the plate. With “Corridor H for Dummies,” he gave readers history and context for the current dispute.  […]

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  • The Real Northern Route for Corridor H

    By Hugh Rogers             In Tucker County, advance men for the Division of Highways (DOH) have been saying that a Northern Route for the Davis-Thomas section of Corridor H was never more than “a crayon mark on a map.”             Yet once upon a time, as recorded in the 2007 Environmental Impact Statement, the DOH had a […]

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  • Corridor H for Dummies

    By John McFerrin Corridor H has been around as a proposal since the Johnson (Lyndon, not Andrew) administration and as a controversy for almost that long. For what seems like forever, it has been around, lying there doing nothing for much of the time, flaring up as a controversy from time to time. Now it is […]

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  • Become a Citizen Scientist! Help Conduct Water Quality Monitoring Related to Corridor H Construction

    The Rivers Committee of the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy has partnered with Friends of the Cheat, West Virginia Rivers Coalition, Trout Unlimited, Corridor H Alternatives and members of the public to develop a Water Quality Task Force that will conduct water quality monitoring of streams and wetlands, beginning with those affected by construction of Corridor […]

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  • A Better Route for Corridor H

    By Hugh Rogers             Our story so far, Parsons to Davis chapter: The West Virginia Division of Highways (DOH) has been sued before over its Original Preferred Alignment (OPA). A settlement agreement in 2000 required it to come up with alternatives to spare the Blackwater Area and its historic district. From a tangle of possibilities, DOH […]

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