WV 88
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From: near Limestone (Marshall County)
To: at the Pennsylvania line (Brooke County)
Total Length: 32.3 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 250: 0 - 0
WV 86: 4.0 - 4.0
Ohio-Marshall Line: 3.1 - 7.1
US 40 EB: 3.0 - 10.1
I-70 (exit 4): 0.6 - 10.7
US 40 WB: 2.7 - 13.4
Brooke-Ohio Line: 11.1 - 24.5
WV 67 WB: 2.6 - 27.1
WV 67 EB: 0.1 - 27.2
WV 27: 5.1 - 32.3

Creation: WV 88 was designated by 1927, replacing WV 2 south several miles out of Moundsville. This is the only WV 88.
By 1931, WV 88 was assigned to replace US 250 from Limestone to Moundsville. This may have been briefly WV 93 first.
Adjustments: In 1933, WV 88 was extended north replacing US 250 to Bethlehem and west to end at US 250/WV 2 (now Jacob St) Wheeling.
In 1936, WV 88 was extended north with US 250/WV 2 into downtown Wheeling, then east with US 40, then replaced Ohio CR 11, CR 13, CR 25 to Clinton, then replaced Ohio CR 7 and Brooke CR 11 and CR 24 to end at WV 27 at the Pennsylvania line.
Between 1938-42, WV 88 was rerouted at Bethlehem to instead follow WV 91 east (WV 88 was co-sgned with WV 91 for several years) to US 40 then northwest with US 40 to where it split off as before towards Clinton. Old WV 88 to Wheeling became part of WV 91.

1931 Official
WV 88 from Moundsville to US 250
1931 Official
1933 Gen Draft
WV 88 extended to Wheeling
1933 Gen Draft
1933 Gen Draft
WV 88 extended to Wheeling
1946 Ohio County
1956 Shell
WV 88 east to US 40 from Bethlehem
1956 Shell

In 1948 (bridge date), WV 88 was put on its current bridge over Wheeling Creek to meet US 40 east of Bethlehem. The old routing used Evelyn Ave and Jr Ave.
Between 1947-49, WV 88 was straightened out north of US 250 and removed from CR 88/15 McCombs Farm Rd; Old Fairmont Pike; CR 88/14 Fairmont Dr/Old Woodcret Dr; CR 88/13-CR 88/12 Old WV 88; Omar Dr
Also between 1947-49, WV 88 south was truncated to Moundsville, leaving behind CR 21 and WV 2.
In 1977, WV 88 south was truncated to its current end leaving behind US 250 and CR 250/88 (7th St and Jefferson Ave).

1925 Official
WV 2 away from river
1925 Official
1931 Official
WV 2 rerouted along river
1931 Official
1949 Marshall County
WV 88 truncated to Moundsville
1949 Marshall County
1976 Official
WV 88 ending at WV 2 Moundsville
1976 Official
1977 Official
WV 88 removed from Moundsville
1977 Official

Improvements: Upon designation, WV 88 was fully paved except the last mile or so south of Moundsville which was never paved while part of WV 88; brief multilane segment west off US 40 since 1948
Comment: Minor state route running through the eastern edge of the northern tip of West Virginia.


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