WV 54
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From: Mullens (Wyoming County)
To: above Sophia (Raleigh County)
Total Length: 18.7 miles  
ROUTE LOG
WV 16: 0 - 0
WV 97 WB: 5.0 - 5.0
Raleigh-Wyoming Line: 3.3 - 8.3
WV 305: 7.1 - 15.4
WV 121: 3.1 - 18.5
WV 16, WV 97 EB: 0.2 - 18.7

Creation: Appeared between 1957-60 running as it does now as an upgrade to Wyoming CRs 5 and 5/4 and Raleigh CRs 34/1, 17/2 and 17. The routing around Lester was new construction. This is the 3rd WV 54.
Adjustments: None
Improvements: Paved upon designation; no multilane segments
Comment: An alternative to WV 16 from Mullens to the Beckley area
WV 54 will be truly redundant when WV 121 is extended to the Mullens area. Curiously this could be why WV 97 was extended over a lot of WV 54 - so that WV 54 south of WV 97 could be decommssioned by the WV 121 eventuality.
1960 Power Utilities
WV 54 from Mullins to Beckley area
1960 Power Utilities

Previous WV 54's:

1926 ROUTE LOG
US 50: 0 - 0
Maryland State Line: 28 - 28


1940 ROUTE LOG
WV 3: 0 - 0
US 60: 12 - 12
WV 54 #1: Appeared 1922 as new primary routing running from WV 1 (now US 50) Romney north to the Maryland line at Cumberland MD.
Between 1929-31, WV 54 was renumbered as part of WV 28, which it remains except WV 54 used WV 28 ALT into Maryland.

1922 Official
WV 54 from Romney to Cumberland MD
1922 Official
1931 Official
WV 28 replaces WV 54
1931 Official

WV 54 #2: Appeared between 1929-31 as a renumbering of WV 21 running from WV 3 Alderson north to US 60 Black Sam Church.
In 1934 (WVDOT Annual Report), WV 54 was rerouted away from Black Sam Church to instead hit US 60 at Alta. The old route used today's CR 25.
In 1945 or 1946, WV 54 was renumbered as part of an extended WV 12. Today it is still WV 12 except at its north end it used today's CR 12/7 which is cutoff by I-64 from CR 60/36.

1931 Official
WV 54 from Alderson to Black Sam Church
1931 Official
1939 Rand McN
WV 54 from Alderson to Alta
1939 Rand McN
1946 Official
WV 54 replaced by WV 12
1946 Official


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