Constructing Modern Highways

The West Virginia Legislature created the West Virginia Route 2 / I-68 Authority in 1997. The Authority is comprised of two representatives from each of the following counties: Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel, Tyler, Pleasants, Wood, Monongalia, and Marion.

The Authority has two mandates as its “mission statement”

  • Advocate the widening of WV Route 2 to four lanes from Parkersburg, WV to Chester, WV.
  • Advocate extending the I-68 ENERGY CORRIDOR  from I-79 near Morgantown, WV in North Central West Virginia, westward to WV Route 2 along the Ohio River Valley.

The objective of the Authority is to promote, plan, and assist advancing the construction of the expansions of WV Route 2 and the I-68 ENERGY CORRIDOR, for the  purpose of encouraging new economic and community development.

The next Route 2 and I-68 Authority meeting will be Monday, October 28 2019,  at the WVU Medicine Wetzel County Hospital, 3 East Benjamin Drive, New Martinsville, WV,  26155,  at 6:00 p.m.

Authority Board Members:
Chairman  –  Fred Brunner  –  Marshall County
Vice Chairman  –  Carl Mace – Pleasants County
Secretary  –  W. Duane Heck  –  Brooke County
Treasurer  –  Eric Peters  –  Tyler County
Jim Stock  –  Brooke County
Marvin Six  –  Hancock County
Linda McNeil  –  Hancock County
Phil Mason  –  Marion County
Josh Jefferson  –  Ohio County
Don Morris  –  Pleasants County
Joe Statler – Monongalia County
 John Hopkins  –  Tyler County
Charles Clements  –  Wetzel County
Don Shenefiel  –  Wetzel County
Andy Hartleben  –  Wood County
Mike Hall  –  Wood County
Dianna Lawrence  –   Non-Voting Member
Executive DirectorBob Miller – Marshall County


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