WVDOH Conducts Kerens to Parsons Workshop Public Hearing
At a workshop public hearing October 24 in Parsons, officials from the West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) presented four new alignments and the original preferred alignment for the Kerens to Parsons section of Corridor H. During the hearing, comments were formally accepted on the approved Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the project.

More than 125 area residents attended the meeting to view maps of the route, speak with WVDOH representatives about the alternatives and discuss potential impacts the project could have on the Corricks Ford Battlefield, Parsons and the surrounding residential areas. The Corricks Ford Battlefield is a local landmark that has been determined eligible for listing with the National Register of Historic Places.

The following photos illustrate the events of the evening:

Michael Baker Jr.'s Stephanie Collier offers meeting attendees informational packets as they sign in.
Michael Baker Jr.'s Jonathan Ganz discusses project details with a meeting attendee.

Local residents talk with WVDOH's Jim Colby.
WVDOH's Norse Angus explains project information to Randall Biller, Monongalia Forest Engineer, out of Elkins.

Michael Baker Jr.'s Bill McCartney talks with a local citizen, Bill Hartman.
(left to right) Michael Baker Jr.'s Wendy Vachet, WVDOH's Randy Epperly and Highlands Trail Foundation President Karen Carper discuss the status of the project.

More than 125 area residents attended the workshop public hearing.
WVDOH's Dave Clevenger explains the affects the study alternatives would have on specific properties.

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