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Northern Panhandle’s roads need repairs

West Virginia’s Department of Transportation releases lists of secondary roads in need of maintenance

MOUNDSVILLE — West Virginia’s Department of Transportation on Tuesday released lists of secondary roads in need of maintenance, including priorities in Northern Panhandle counties.

Included on the lists are rankings of which roads need the most maintenance work in each county and what equipment the DOH needs to complete the work, according to a press release from the department.

The full lists are available online at transportation.wv.gov.

For DOH District 6, which covers the Northern Panhandle, prioritized lists were included for Brooke, Hancock, Marshall and Ohio counties. Handwritten notes provided for Wetzel and Tyler counties did not include road priorities and were barely legible.

In Ohio County, the list states the road most in need of repair is Dixon Run, followed by Weidman Run Road, Short Creek Road, Highland Road and McGraws Run.

For Brooke County, the No. 1 priority is Three Springs Drive in Weirton, followed by Castleman Run Road, McKims Ridge Road, Fowler Hill Road and Eldersville Road.

Hancock County listed two sections of Washington School Road as its first and third priorities for repair. Locust Hill road was listed as No. 2, with Three Springs Drive and Pennsylvania Avenue in Weirton as fourth and fifth priorities.

In addition, the road in most need of repair in Marshall County is Fork Ridge Road and 12th Street in Moundsville, with the connected St. Joseph Road, Bowman Ridge Road, Roberts Ridge Road and Sallys Backbone Road listed as priority No. 2.

Following those on Marshall County’s list are Moundsville’s Fourth Street/Middle Grave Creek Road, Dallas Pike Road/No. 2 Ridge Road and Big Grave Creek Road.

Lists for the four counties did not include any requests for new equipment.

“These lists are for informational purposes only and do not represent a guarantee that roadwork, of any kind, will be completed in the areas mentioned,” the press release states.

The release also noted that, though some counties’ lists are not prioritized, fully prioritized lists will be made available.

District 6 Engineer David Brabham said he doesn’t have “any idea” specifically what work will come from the lists, but he said the district will be asked to develop priority lists from all the information.

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