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As part of WWW's Unified Work Program, WWW Staff prepares reports that cover a range of topics. Topics include: Air Quality, Hazardous Materials Transportation, Traffic Operations, and other areas. WWW makes these reports available for review as part of their Public Participation Process. If you have any questions or comments, you can contact WWW.

 
 

AIR QUALITY REPORTS

Air Quality Analysis

For the air quality conformity analysis, the West Virginia Division of Air Quality and ODOT prescribed that conformity tests are performed for calendar years 2005, 2009, 2015 and 2025. The transportation air quality conformity analysis for the WWW area must take into account the projects scheduled to be completed during the current TIP period. Below you will find the 2005 report. The zip file that will be downloaded when you click the link below contains the report in Microsoft Word format, charts and statistics in a Microsoft Excel file and a summary file also in Word, the document was developed March, 2005.

Mid-Ohio Valley Air Quality Analysis-2005 (ZIP file)

PM2.5 Summary Report

Transportation conformity requires non-attainment areas to demonstrate that all future transportation projects will not come in the way of the area from reaching its air quality attainment goals. All non-attainment areas are required to demonstrate conformity by 5 April 2006, one year following the original designations. Non-attainment areas are required to meet the PM 2.5 attainment standards by 2010. Below you will find the PM 2.5 Summary Report for your review, the document was developed March, 2006.

PM 2.5 Summary Report 


Environmental Overview Study

The Environmental Overview Study describes in general, the physical, social, economic and ecological environment of the Parkersburg-Marietta-Belpre urban area. The topics discussed are: geology, soils, vegetation, wildlife, land use, special factors, transportation, utilities, economic activity, and demography. A series of specific concerns are addressed within each discussion.

The Environmental Overview has been developed as a general information tool to be used specifically for highway system analysis. It does not substitute for a detailed environmental impact statement (EIS) which is required to be prepared for individual projects or proposals. The Overview reaches no conclusions. Rather, the Overview provides the public and those involved in planning and choosing alternatives with a summary of current environmental conditions in Wood and the 7 townships of Washington Counties studied. Beyond its immediate value in providing an overview for transportation planning, the Study is of value to anyone concerned with the orderly and sensitive development of the region.

Environmental Overview Study 2014


Hazardous Materials Transporation Studies

A review of the hazardous materials transport data use was conducted by the Wood-Washington-Wirt Interstate Planning Commission (WWW) staff, with the results of that review compiled in the Hazardous Material Transportation Study. The information was compiled as support data for the justification of a proposed Muskingum River Bridge in the vicinity of Ohio State Route (SR) 821 and Gilman Avenue in Marietta, Ohio. Sources for the information were the Washington County Emergency Management Agency, as well as data compiled by WWW staff. The report focused on congestion and safety considerations associated with existing conditions, as well as conditions that would exist with the proposed Muskingum River Bridge, and can be downloaded below.

Hazardous Material Transportation Study (September, 2003)


Traffic Operations Studies

The Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act [ISTEA] and subsequent Transportation Equity Act for 21st Century [TEA-21], identified the need to preserve existing transportation systems and to achieve maximum efficiency from existing facilities. To satisfy these goals, Wood-Washington-Wirt [WWW] Interstate Planning Commission performs periodic transportation studies. These reports identifies intersections with high accident locations during a designated time period, and provides recommendations to improve performance.

Washington County, Ohio

Belpre

Traffic Operations and Safety Study for the City of Belpre - FY 2018
Traffic Operations and Safety Study for the City of Belpre - FY 2018 - Appendices
Traffic Operations and Safety Study for the City of Belpre - FY 2015
Traffic Operations and Safety Study for the City of Belpre - FY 2015 - Appendices
Traffic Operations and Safety Study for the City of Belpre - FY 2012
Traffic Operations and Safety Study for the City of Belpre - FY 2012 - Appendices
Traffic Operations and Safety Study for the City of Belpre - 2008
Traffic Operations and Safety Study for the City of Belpre - 2008 - Appendices
Traffic Operations and Safety Study for the City of Belpre - 2004


Marietta

Traffic Operations and Safety Study for the City of Marietta - 2017
Traffic Operations and Safety Study for the City of Marietta - 2017 Appendices
Traffic Operations and Safety Study for the City of Marietta - 2014
Traffic Operations and Safety Study for the City of Marietta - 2014 Appendices
Traffic Operations and Safety Study for the City of Marietta - 2011
Traffic Operations and Safety Study for the City of Marietta - 2011 Appendices
Traffic Operations and Safety Study for the City of Marietta - 2008
Traffic Operations and Safety Study for the City of Marietta - 2008 Appendices
Traffic Operations and Safety Study for the City of Marietta - 2004



Wood County, West Virginia

Wood County High Accident Location Study 2009
Executive Summary
Report
Appendices

Parkersburg

City of Parkersburg Traffic Operation and Safety Study - 2019
City of Parkersburg Traffic Operation and Safety Study Appendices - 2019
City of Parkersburg Traffic Operation and Safety Study - 2013
City of Parkersburg Traffic Operation and Safety Study - 2010
City of Parkersburg Traffic Operation and Safety Study Appendices - 2010
City of Parkersburg Traffic Operation and Safety Study - 2002-2004

WV 14 Traffic Operations and Safety Study

On October 7, 2008, the West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways held an Informational Workshop Public Meeting for the WV 14 Traffic Operations and Safety Study. The purpose of this meeting was to provide information and seek public input on the recommendations developed to meet the project's goals over the 20-year study period.

The purpose of this study was to evaluate current and future traffic conditions, identify potential deficiencies, and develop alternative improvements to enhance traffic flow and improve safety within the 2.86 mile study area along WV 14 (Murdoch Avenue/Grand Central Avenue). The study limits extend from the terminus of the one-way pair, just north of WV 68 in Parkersburg, to 28th Street in Vienna, Wood County.

Although many conceptual alternative solutions were investigated, the Public Meeting presented the Short-term (2010), Mid-term (2015 and 2020), and Long-term (2025) Recommended Improvements that appear to best address the traffic operations and safety issues within the study area. To improve the overall operations in the corridor, the alternatives focused on several key areas including access management, safety improvements and capacity improvements.

WV 14 Handout
Crash Intensity Diagram
Short-Term Improvements
Mid-Term Improvements
Long-Term Improvements


Transportation Coordination Plan

In August of 2005, Congress passed the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation, Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), reauthorizing the surface transportation act. As part of this reauthorization, grantees under the Elderly Individuals and Individuals with Disabilities (Section 5310), Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) (Section 5316), and New Freedom Initiative (Section 5317) grant programs must meet certain requirements in order to receive funding for fiscal 2007 (beginning 10/1/06) and beyond.

One of the SAFETEA-LU requirements is that projects from the programs listed above must be part of a “locally developed Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan.” This Coordinated Plan is required to be developed through a process that includes representatives of public, private, and non-profit transportation services, human services providers and the general public.

The Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council (MOVRC) and WWW have taken the lead for developing this plan for the eight counties that makes up the MOVRC area. The counties include: Calhoun, Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wirt, and Wood Counties in West Virginia. This plan will be broken up into individual county plans for each of the eight counties and will have a chapter discussing the regional possibilities and implications of coordination, and establishing a regional coordination plan.

The plan is available for review: Washington County Updated Transportation Coordination Plan Update 2015


Travel Time Delay Reports

These studies are a collection of travel time and delay data for specific corridors within the WWW study area. West Virginia and Ohio information was divided into two separate reports. Travel times and delay data for each corridor as well as speed information are presented in the detailed analysis section of these reports. Information from previous corridor runs are also provided for comparison and to establish a historical database of information.

Travel Time Delay Study FY 2019
Travel Time Delay Study FY 2018
Travel Time Delay Study FY 2017
Travel Time Delay Study FY 2016
Travel Time Delay Study FY 2015
Travel Time Delay Study FY 2014
Travel Time Delay Study FY 2013
Travel Time Delay Study FY 2012
Washington County Study FY 2011
Wood County Study FY 2011
Washington County Study FY 2010
Wood County Study FY 2010
Washington County Study FY 2009
Wood County Study FY 2009
Washington County Study 2005-2006
Wood County Study 2005-2006