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West Virginia Transportation

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The department administers and manages the state’s highwaysWest Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT) manages roads, mass transit systems, ports, waterways and airways in the state. The department administers and manages the state’s highways, freeways, railways, airports. It has many divisions like the State Rail Authority, Economic Development and Tourism Authority ,the Public Port Authority, Division of Public Transit, Division of Motor Vehicles, Division of Highways, the Parkways and the Aeronautics Commission.

West Virginia Road Transportation


West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT) has come up with many effective ways to improve the road transportation. The department uses a versatile approach to deal with travel needs and assists protect the security and well-organized movement of people and goods on highway system. The road transportation in West Virginia comprises of several interstate highways, state routes, bridges and tunnels. The West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT) is striving to ensure safe, convenient transportation and also to provide easy connectivity to various cities and states. The department generate revenue through the highway trust fund and tolls.

Major Highways in West Virginia:

Interstate 68

It enters state from Monongalia County, Morgantown and leaves into Maryland. It include counties such as Monongalia, Preston and major cities of Morgantown.

Interstate 81

It enters state from Virginia, Berkeley County and leaves into Maryland, Berkeley County, north of Martinsburg.

Interstate 77

It enters state from Virginia, Mercer County and leaves into Ohio, Wood County. It includes counties such as Mercer, Raleigh, Fayette, Kanawha, Jackson, Wood and major cities of Charleston, Beckley, Ripley, Bluefield, Princeton and Parkersburg.

Interstate 64


The highway includes counties such as Summers, Fayette, Putnam, Wayne Cabell, Kanawha, Raleigh, and Greenbrier. It enters state from Kentucky, Wayne County and leaves into Virginia, Greenbrier.

Interstate 70

It enters state from Ohio, Ohio County, at Weeling and leaves into Pennsylvania, Ohio County, east of Wheeling.

Interstate 79

It enters state from Charleston and leaves into Pennsylvania, Monongalia County. It include counties such as Braxton, Monongalia, Marion, Harrison, Lewis, Kanawha, Roane, Clay, Gilmer and major cities of Clarksburg, Charleston, Fairmont, Weston and Morgantown.

Interstate 470

It enters state from Ohio, Ohio County at Wheeling and leaves at I-70

West Virginia Rail Transportation


There are 12 railroads which provide services through-out the state and from state to every part of the nation. The West Virginia Commerce Department cooperates with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to ensure the safety of rail roads.

South Branch Valley Railroad


The South Branch Valley Railroad takes a route from Petersburg to Green Spring where it links to the CSXT mainline connecting Cumberland, MD to Martinsburg, WV. It crosses Hardy, Hampshire and Grant counties and takes the route in the towns of Moorefield, Romney and Petersburg.

Excursion Train

The Potomac Eagle excursion train operates daily for the autumn-color season and on weekends during the summer. It travels out of Romney exhibiting the scenic region of the South Branch Valley known as "The Trough".

For schedule click here.

WV Central Railroad

The WVCR connects to Appalachian & Ohio Railroad at Tygart Junction. The West Virginia Central Railroad (WVCR) crosses through Pocahontas, Randolph, Barbour, and Webster counties.

Amtrak

Amtrak has two services in west Virginia:

Capitol Limited- It operates daily between Washington, DC and Chicago. It passes through West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle with halts in Martinsburg and Harpers Ferry.

Cardinal- It operates three days a week between Washington, DC and Chicago. It passes throughout the southern part of the state with halts at Prince, Montgomery, Hinton, Alderson, White Sulphur Springs, Thurmond, Charleston and Huntington.

To book click here.

Tourist Trains

West Virginia offers numerous tourist trains throughout the state. These are:

Cass Scenic Railroad
Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad
New River Train
Potomac Eagle
West Virginia Central Railroad
West Virginia Tourist Train Association

Airports in West Virginia


Airports are a vital key to West Virginia's transportation system.West Virginia Air Transportation is a major mode that offers all round efficient and easy intercity and interstate connectivity. Airports are a vital key to West Virginia's transportation system. West Virginia's airports play a significant role in the state's economy and the communities. These airports allows greater access and competitive transportation opportunities to businesses and individuals.

Some of the major airports are:

Yeager Airport

Some of the major airlines are American Airlines, Delta, Spirit, United and US Airways. They provide connectivity to Dallas, Atlanta, GA/ Detroit, MI, Myrtle Beach, Chicago and Charlotte.

Contact Details
100 Airport Road – Suite 175
Charleston, WV 25311
Phone: 304-344-8033
Fax: 304-344-8034
Website-www2.yeagerairport.com

General Inquiry / Lost and Found: feedback@yeagerairport.com

Tri-State Airport

It provides connectivity to Charlotte, Orlando, St. Pete/Clearwater, Fort Meyers/Punta Gorda, Florida and Myrtle Beach.

Contact Details
1449 Airport Road
Huntington, WV 25704
(304) 453-6165
(304) 453-6183 (fax)
Website- www.tristateairport.com

Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport
For schedule of flights click here
PO Box- 4089, Parkersburg
West Virginia, 304 464-5113
Website- www.flymov.com

Greenbrier Valley Airport

It is currently serving Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB) with flights to Atlanta (ATL) and Washington-Dulles(IAD).

Contact Details
Route 219 North
Lewisburg, WV 24901 (866) 579-0579
info@gvairport.com
Website- www.gvairport.com

Elkins-Randolph Co. Regional Airport
Rt.4 Box 271-1
400 Airport Road
Elkins, WV 26241
Phone:304-636-2726
Fax :304-637-3414
Website: wwwelkinsairport.com

Morgantown Municipal
100 Hart Field Road
Morgantown, WV 26505
Website: www.morgantownairport.com

North Central West Virginia Airport
2000 Aviation Way
Bridgeport, WV 26330
304.842.3400
info@flyckb.com
Website: www.flyckb.com

Greater Cumberland
Route 1, Box 99
Wiley Ford, WV 26767
United States
Email: phaa@allconet.org
Website: www.cumberlandairport.com/index.php

Raleigh County Memorial
176 Airport Rd,
Beaver,
WV 25813
tel: (304) 255-0476
Website: www.flybeckley.com

West Virginia Scenic Byways


There are plenty of options for beautiful drives that showcase the beauty of the West Virginia. There are many state highways having outstanding natural beauty and outstanding history.

There are plenty of options for beautiful drives that showcase the beauty of the West VirginiaCoal Heritage Trail


The region displays the history and culture of coal industry and its consequences on social environment. It passes through mountains and valleys showcasing America's remarkable industrial heritage.

Highland Scenic Highway

It exhibits the unexplored portion of the Monongahela National Forest. Some of the sights included during this trip are Lake, Falls of Hills Creek and Cranberry Glades Botanical Area.

Historic National Road

The Historic National Road was the first interstate highway to get funded by state government. It opened the nation to the west and became a corridor for the movement of goods and people. Today, visitors experience diners, tollhouses, a physical timeline, including classic inns, and motels that trace 200 years of American history.

Midland Trail

The route of this highways begins at the State Capitol and travel through boyhood home of Booker T. Washington, Malden. The sight includes white-water mountain country, Hawks Nest State Park and scenery of New River Gorge.

This highway played a crucial role in the first campaign of the Civil War and exhibits charming historic towns and Civil War sitesStaunton-Parkersburg Turnpike

This highway played a crucial role in the first campaign of the Civil War and exhibits charming historic towns and Civil War sites.There are many recreational activities to enjoy and you can fish in secluded waters; hike through vast forests and ride a wild mountain railroad.

Washington Heritage Trail

Follow the footsteps of George Washington through West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle and a landscape rich in historic, natural, and scenic resources. Mountains and valleys, rivers and springs, vestiges of bygone industries and five picturesque 18th-century towns highlight a rural retreat combined with rich cultural attractions.

Some of the safety programs of West Virginia Transportation Department


Adopt-A-Highway

The Department’s Adopt-A-Highway program helps significantly lessen the roadside trash issues.The Department’s Adopt-A-Highway program helps significantly lessen the roadside trash issues. The program also improves the look of state's communities and helps reveal the natural heritage of the state. West Virginia's Adopt-A-Highway program corresponds with community groups that give highway trash and litter pick-up in local communities. Therefore, it is more important than ever that residents uncover the beauty of West Virginia by removing unsightly litter that tarnishes the state’s image, so that residents and visitors alike may enjoy its natural uncontaminated charm.

The Adopt-A-Highway Program is co-sponsored by the Division of Highways and the Department of Environmental Protection,

Contact the Adopt-A-Highway program at 1-800-322-5530


Motorcycle Safety Program

The West Virginia Motorcycle Safety Program is pleased to offer motorcycle rider courses developed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) and taught by MSF certified, professional instructors. These courses are approved by the state. Graduates are exempt from the requirement to take the state riding skills test for motorcycle license endorsement.

Contact Details
Motorcycle Safety Program
PO Box 17600
Charleston, WV 25317


Consumer Insurance Information

Certificate of Insurance (WV-1) is to be present with riders in their vehicles. West Virginia law requires all registered vehicles to be insured and proof of insurance in the form of a Certificate of Insurance (WV-1).

The minimum amount of coverage allowed is:

  • $20,000 for one crash, one injury
  • $40,000 for one crash, two or more injuries
  • $10,000 for property damage

Contact Details
WV Division of Motor Vehicles
Compulory Insurance Section
5707 MacCorkle Ave. SE, PO Box 17020
Charleston, WV 25317
Phone: (304) 926-3802 or 1 (800) 642-9066


To find toll rates on West Virginia highways, click here

West Virginia Rest areas


Rest areas are open 24/7 for travelersThe West Virginia Department of Transportation manages rest areas along major and minor highways for the ease of travelers. Rest areas are open 24/7 for travelers and they offer a variety of services. Rest areas provide fresh drinking water, luxurious restrooms, telephones, picnic spots and parking areas.

Interstate 64


  • Mile marker 10 east - Welcome Center (Cabell County)
  • Mile marker 34 east and west - rest area (Putnam County)
  • Mile marker 179 - Welcome Center (Greenbrier County)

Interstate 70
  • Mile marker 14 Exit 10 - Welcome Center (Ohio County)

Interstate 77

  • Mile marker 18 north - Welcome Center (Mercer County - WV Turnpike & US Route 460)
  • Mile marker 45 north and south - Welcome Center (Raleigh County - WV Turnpike)
  • Mile marker 71 north - Welcome Center (Kanawha County - WV Turnpike)
  • Mile marker 165 north - rest area (Wood County)
  • Mile marker 165 south - Rest Area (Wood County)

Interstate 79

  • Mile marker 49 north and south - rest area (Braxton County)
  • Mile marker 84 north and south - rest area (Lewis County)
  • Mile marker 123 north and south - rest area (Harrison County)
  • Mile marker 159 south - Welcome Center (Monongalia County)

Interstate 81

  • Mile marker 2 north - Welcome Center (Berkeley County)
  • Mile marker 25 south - Welcome Center (Berkeley County)

Interstate 68

  • Mile marker 31 - Welcome Center (Bruceton Mills)

Interstate 64

  • Mile marker 34 east - contact 304/562-2548
  • Mile marker 34 west - contact 304/562-2548

Interstate 77

  • Mile marker 165 north - contact 304/489-2154
  • Mile marker 165 south - contact 304/489-2154

Interstate 79

  • Mile marker 49 north - contact 304/364-5916
  • Mile marker 49 south - contact 304/364-2450
  • Mile marker 84 north - contact 304/452-8262
  • Mile marker 84 south - contact 304/452-8257
  • Mile marker 123 north - contact 304/842-1583
  • Mile marker 123 south - contact 304/842-1584
  • Mile marker 159 south - contact 304/328-5249
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