Community members in Shenandoah County are concerned about the continuation of Corridor H—a four-lane divided highway, that is proposed to stretch from West Virginia, across the border in Virginia and through Shenandoah County to connect with I-81 near Strasburg.
On October 11, Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution reaffirming their 1993 position against West Virginia’s plans to extend the major highway into Shenandoah County. The board said that the route along Route 55, as proposed by West Virginia officials, would likely be harmful to farms, private homes, churches, and community centers, and it could cause “irreversible damage to the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park and the Fisher’s Hill Civil War Battlefield.”
“NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the County of Shenandoah opposes the plans heretofore described to construct the Corridor H highway through Shenandoah County.”
The Alliance shares Shenandoah County’s concerns. We support community members in West Virginia who are advocating for Corridor H to go no further than Wardensville, West Virginia, where it currently stops, instead of continuing east to the state line. Thankfully, Virginia transportation plans have not now, nor ever, included plans to expand this highway.
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