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The project logo Greenbag Road Improvements

The West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH), in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), proposes to provide operational improvements along 1.65 miles of Greenbag Road (CR 857), located southeast of the City of Morgantown in Monongalia County. This Project is being undertaken to reduce traffic congestion and address the lack of safe non-motorized connections through the corridor.


This Environmental Assessment (EA) is being prepared by the WVDOH in cooperation with FHWA to fulfill the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The purpose of the Project is to provide operational improvements along Greenbag Road (CR 857) to reduce congestion and address the lack of safe non-motorized connections along the corridor.  Two traffic studies of the corridor have determined that the flow of traffic through the Greenbag Road (CR 857) corridor is controlled by the level of service (LOS) at the major intersections.

 

These major intersections include the Mississippi Street (CR 857/1) intersection and the Dorsey Avenue/Kingwood Pike (CR 81) intersection. With the exception of southbound traffic on Mississippi Street (CR857/1), the current traffic conditions operate at LOS D, which is considered acceptable; however, expected growth in the region will negatively impact the flow of traffic and degrade the LOS at both intersections to LOS F.


Community involvement in the development of the Morgantown Monongalia Planning Association (MMMPO) Greenbag Road Corridor Study (2015) identified pedestrian facilities to connect the neighborhood schools with the commercial and residential areas as a key issue for community safety and access.

The West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) recognizes the value of public comments on their projects and community issues in the area surrounding those projects. To permit the fair and orderly expression of such comments, a period for public participation will be provided during public meetings and rules to govern such participation will be provided. The moderator of the meeting shall administer the rules of public participation. These guidelines are discussed below.  Please take a moment to read this information before the meeting begins: 
 

  • This meeting will be recorded 
  • At the beginning of the meeting, all attendees will be muted and will remain muted.
  • After the presentation has concluded, there will be a question and answer period. 
  • Please keep comments relevant to the project for which the meeting is being held 
  • Please keep comments/concerns as specific as possible 

Please submit comments and questions by one of the following methods: 

  1. Use the chat window to type your question/comment 
  2. Text your comment/question (Text N606 to 73224)
  3. Call 1-855-925-2801  code: 9374

(Note:  All comments carry equal weight, no matter how they are submitted.)

 

CONDUCT 

  • Participants must be respectful and considerate of the opinions of others
  • Demeaning, derogatory, or vulgar language or actions will not be permitted and may result in attendee(s) being removed from the meeting 
  • A moderator will administer the rules 

 

SPECIAL ASSISTANCE OR ACCOMMODATION 
Persons attending the meeting who are hearing or visually impaired and have special requirements or a condition that requires special assistance or accommodations should 
contact one of the meeting coordinators as soon as possible. Advanced notice is necessary for us to make arrangements to accommodate these special needs.  

  
WRITTEN COMMENTS  

We welcome written comments from members of the public who did not have the opportunity or did not wish to make an oral presentation. Comment forms are available on the project website. Please insert public comment forms in the comment box during the meeting or mail them to the address provided.  

Comment Period is September 29, 2020 through October 29, 2020

 

Did you attend the April 2019 Informational Public Meeting?
No
77%
Yes
23%
Closed to responses | 62 Responses
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MPO Meeting

November 12, 2014

Trucking Industry Stakeholders Meeting

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complete
Greenbag Road Corridor Planning 3rd Committee Meeting

February 4, 2015

3rd Steering Committee Meeting Greenbag Road Improvement

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complete
1st Public Meeting Informational Workshop


April 16, 2019

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complete
1st Comment Period

30 Day Comment Period Ended

May 21, 2019

(it was extended due to the number of comments recieved.)

 

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complete
Approved Environmental Assessment

August 28, 2020

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live
2nd Public Meeting Informational Workshop

September  29, 2020

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planned
2nd Comment Period

30 Day Comment Period Ends

October 29, 2020

 

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planned
Finding of No Significant Impacts (FONSI)

Anticipated December 28, 2020

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planned
ROW PHASE

Late 2021

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planned
CONSTRUCTION PHASE

Estimated 2023