|US 19 ALT
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I-64, I-77 (exit 48): 0 - 0
US 19, WV 16: 2.1 - 2.1
Creation: Appeared about 1982 as a new freeway connector between I-77 and US 19/WV 16 north of Beckley. This is the 2nd US 19 ALT.
Improvements: Paved and multilaned since inception
Comment: This is the last 2 miles of Corridor L, which connects I-64/77 to I-79.
There is a toll booth at the south end for traffic to and from I-77 South.
US 19 ALT is posted as TO US 19 from I-64/77; once on northbound US 19 ALT it is posted as if it were US 19 North. Southbound is posted as To I-64/I-77.
US 19 ALT near Beckley
1982 Raleigh County
|Previous US 19 ALT's:
US 19 ALT #1: Appeared about 1934 as the route through Beckley, replacing US 19-21 through town. The bypass is referred to as "Alternate Route" through at least 1936. Then by 1940, it appears mainline US 19-21 was moved onto it.
In January 1947 (AASHO), US 19 was rerouted from Beckley northeast along current WV 41. This is when US 19 ALT was decommisioned leaving behind US 21 ALT (now WV 210 and WV 16).
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