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:
- 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, July 15, 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 – David Yoder – Monongalia 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
Carl Mace – Pleasants 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
Elwood Penn, IV – Non-Voting Member
Executive Director – Bob Miller – Marshall County