WV 9
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From: Maryland State Line at Paw Paw (Morgan County)
To: Virginia State Line at Keys Gap (Jefferson County)
Total Length: 72.5 miles  
The route continues west 20 miles as MD 51 to end at I-68 Cumberland MD, while east the route continues 13 miles as VA 9 to end at VA 7 Clarks Gap VA.
ROUTE LOG
Maryland State Line: 0 - 0
Hampshire-Morgan Line: 3.4 - 3.4
WV 29: 0.5 - 3.9
Morgan-Hampshire Line: 1.0 - 4.9
US 522 NB: 20.5 - 25.4
US 522 SB: 0.4 - 25.8
Berkeley-Morgan Line: 11.6 - 37.4
WV 901: 6.4 - 43.8
I-81 (exit 16): 4.6 - 48.4
US 11 NB: 1.5 - 49.9
WV 45 EB: 0.7 - 50.6
US 11 SB: 0.9 - 51.5
WV 45 WB: 1.0 - 52.5
WV 115: 3.1 - 55.6
Jefferson-Berkeley Line: 2.0 - 57.6
WV 115: 6.5 - 64.1
US 340 NB, WV 51: 2.3 - 66.4
US 340 SB: 1.5 - 67.9
WV 115: 4.4 - 72.3
Virginia State Line: 0.2 - 72.5
Creation: Created in 1922 as new primary routing, running from WV 1 (now US 50) Frenchburg to the Maryland State Line above Berkeley Springs. This is the only WV 9.
Adjustments: In 1930 (bridge date), WV 9 was placed on newly constructed alignment from Slanesville southwest to US 50, which moved WV 9's endpoint from Frenchburg to the Pleasant Dale area. The old route became CR 50/9, CR 50/10, and CR 45/9.
About 1931, WV 9 was rerouted at Berkeley Springs to head for Charlestown (replacing WV 47) instead of southwest to US 50 (became WV 29).
In 1935, WV 9 from Berkeley Springs to Maryland became part of WV 38 (Today it is US 522 except within Berkeley Springs it used Wilkes Ave (still original concrete!) north of Fairfax which used to continue north out to current US 522 at roughly Jimtown Rd; near the Potomac River, WV 9 used a bit of CR 1, a little CR 19, and all of CR 19/1). Instead WV 9 replaced WV 29 southwest into Hampshire County, then replaced WV 51 northwest to Maryland at Paw Paw as it does today.

1922 Official
WV 9 Pleasant Dale region to Berkeley Springs
1922 Official
1932 Official
WV 9 rerouted at Berkeley Springs to head southeast to Virginia instead
1932 Official
1939 Rand McN
WV 9 rerouted at Berkeley Springs to head west to Maryland at Paw Paw instead
1939 Rand McN

About 1959 (bridge date), WV 9 was rerouted to accomodate the I-81 interchange. The old route is completely gone except a few hundred feet of Rock Cliff Dr.
About 1960(?) (guessing based on a bridge date...by map/satellite data I can find it was between 1948-72), WV 9 was removed from Wilkes and Fairfax Sts in Berkeley Springs to instead use its current routing.
Between 1950-63, WV 9 was removed from CR 7 and CR 9/2 at the Cacapon River crossing in southern Morgan County.
About 1968, WV 9 was removed from CR 9/31 and 9/32 Hack Wilson Rd (no longer connects to Queen St) in southern Martinsburg.

1949 Berkeley County
WV 9 original routing
1949 Berkeley County
2014 Berkeley County
WV 9 removed from CR 9/31 and 9/32
2014 Berkeley County


About 1976 (bridge date), WV 9 was removed from CR 11/24 Warm Springs Ave and CR 45/5 Eagle School Rd.
In 1990, WV 9 was placed on its Charlestown bypass, leaving behind WV 115 through Charlestown and Ranson.
About 2007, WV 9 was placed on newly constructed freeway from Ranson north to Kearneysville, then used CR 1 over to the WV 480 intersection. The old route became mostly more WV 115 though there were some new alignments to maneuver around interchanges, etc., especially from CR 9/1 Currie Rd to CR 8 Wiltshire Rd. where it is unclear if WV 115 follows War Admiral Rd (shown on Jefferson County map even though it is posted as CR 9/50), duplexes with WV 9 (WV 115 not posted there), or if WV 115 is in separate pieces.
About 2010, WV 9 was extended north over more new freeway into Berkeley County. This left behind CR 1 to Kearneysville and additional WV 115 extension. WV 9 was also removed from CR 9/60 Charles Town Rd.
In November 2012 (aaroads forum), WV 9 was put on newly constructed routing from US 340 to about the Virginia State Line. The old route became more WV 115.
Improvements: By 1923, WV 9 was paved from Berleley Springs to Maryland
When WV 9 was rerouted to go to Virgina via Martinsburg and Charlestown, it became fully paved.
WV 9 became multilane as each piece was put on new construction between Virginia and Martinsburg (see adjustments for timeline).
Comment: WV 9 is the main primary route threaded through the WV panhandle horizontally.
2017 Official
WV 9 rebuilt entirely in Jefferson County
2017 Official


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