DOH to focus on downtown intersections in Morgantown

MORGANTOWN — Downtown intersections along High and Spruce streets have been the focus of a $1.5 million project from the West Virginia Division of Highways (DOH).

The intersections at which both High and Spruce cross Pleasant, Walnut, Fayette and Willey streets have been outfitted with new signals, pavement markings, signage and curb ramps.

DOH Spokesman Brent Walker said the improvements are aimed at making the downtown more compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and better overall for pedestrians.

In December 2016, Morgantown City Council approved a resolution authorizing the execution of an agreement between the city and the (DOH) with regard to the establishment and maintenance of a traffic signal system.It was explained at the time that the new signals would also be better tied to the Beechurst, Don Knotts corridor in order to better coordinate the flow of traffic.