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Kentucky State Line: 0 - 0
US 52 SB: 1.0 - 1.0
US 52 NB: 1.1 - 2.1
WV 152 SB: 8.8 - 10.9
WV 152 NB: 4.5 - 15.4
Lincoln-Wayne Line: 22.6 - 38.0
WV 10: 4.4 - 42.4
Creation: Appeared in 1922 as new primary routing running from WV 8 (now WV 152) near Echo west to Kentucky at Fort Gay. This is the only WV 37.
Adjustments: In 1930 (WVDOH Annual Report), WV 37 east was extended with WV 8 to Wayne, then southeast as new primary routing to end at WV 10 below Ranger.
In 1939 (bridge date), WV 37 was removed from CR 27 where it meets WV 152 near Echo.
In 1971 (bridge date), WV 37 was rerouted at East Lynn, replacing CR 28 east to about CR 28/1, then south as new construction back to the original route near Kiahsville. This was done to accommodate the creation of East Lynn Lake. The only part of old WV 37 that is not underwater is CR 37/39 Shelter Dam #3 Rd at the north end of the reroute.
At some point in relative recent times, WV 37 was rerouted in the town of Wayne to its current routing, replacing WV 37 ALT and embracing more WV 152. The old more direct route became CR 37/41 (shown as early as 2004 Wayne County map) which no longer has a bridge connection (closed in 2007, torn down since) back to WV 37-152.
Improvements: In 1932, WV 37 was paved on its WV 8 overlay.
By 1935, WV 37 was paved from Fort Gay to Echo
By 1946, WV 37 was paved from Wayne to about Kiahsville.
Kiahsville to Cove Gap wasn't paved until after 1956.
WV 37 has no multilane segments
Comment: WV 37 provides East-West coverage for central Wayne County
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