Anyone know of Corridor H around Parsons WV?

None Zumo related? then feel free to chat about it here anything goes.
User avatar
Peobody
Subscriber
Posts: 1462
Joined: 20 Apr 2021 13:33
Location: North Carolina USA
Has liked: 109 times
Been liked: 321 times
United States of America

Anyone know of Corridor H around Parsons WV?

Post by Peobody »

Hi All,

I am planning a route through West Virginia. Basecamp is routing me along Corridor H around Parsons. Neither Google Maps nor Mapquest show the leg of Corridor H in the image below. Internet research indicates that it was supposed to be completed in 2022 but I have not been able to confirm that it is open. Does anyone know? I'll be coming north out of Elkins with a destination for the day being Punxsutawney, PA. Getting off US 219 for a bit is appealing if it is possible while staying on paved roads.
Corrider H.JPG
Corrider H.JPG (170.89 KiB) Viewed 6269 times
2008 Honda GL1800 Goldwing
1995 Kawasaki ZG1000 Concours
zūmo XT linked to Cardo Packtalk Bold and iPhone SE.
Stu
Site Admin
Posts: 974
Joined: 22 Apr 2018 21:38
Location: Hull, UK
Has liked: 403 times
Been liked: 218 times
Great Britain

Re: Anyone know of Corridor H around Parsons WV?

Post by Stu »

Its showing as under construction on OpenStreetMap
Screenshot 2023-03-18 212850.png
Screenshot 2023-03-18 212850.png (532.49 KiB) Viewed 6263 times
User avatar
Peobody
Subscriber
Posts: 1462
Joined: 20 Apr 2021 13:33
Location: North Carolina USA
Has liked: 109 times
Been liked: 321 times
United States of America

Re: Anyone know of Corridor H around Parsons WV?

Post by Peobody »

Thanks Stu. That is OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, and Mapquest. I thought that Garmin CN NA NT 2024.10 must have included it based on the 2022 target completion date but CN NA NT 2023.20 routes over it too. Good thing I verify Basecamp routing with Google Maps. Basecamp thinks it is a fast road too. It took me three waypoint placement attempts before I got Basecamp to not route over it.

BTW, OpenStreetMap does a really nice job of showing it under construction. None of the others showed it except Google Maps satellite view which showed the construction.
2008 Honda GL1800 Goldwing
1995 Kawasaki ZG1000 Concours
zūmo XT linked to Cardo Packtalk Bold and iPhone SE.
Stu
Site Admin
Posts: 974
Joined: 22 Apr 2018 21:38
Location: Hull, UK
Has liked: 403 times
Been liked: 218 times
Great Britain

Re: Anyone know of Corridor H around Parsons WV?

Post by Stu »

A bit of googling says it was still shut on Jan 26 2023
User avatar
Peobody
Subscriber
Posts: 1462
Joined: 20 Apr 2021 13:33
Location: North Carolina USA
Has liked: 109 times
Been liked: 321 times
United States of America

Re: Anyone know of Corridor H around Parsons WV?

Post by Peobody »

I had done a bunch of web searching but did not find anything dated within the last few months that was specific to the stretch that I was being routed over. I just found a development status map dated 8 Sep, 2020 that shows it scheduled for construction 2022-2024. Let's hope that CN NA NT 2024.10 does not include all roads under construction with a projected completion date in 2024.
2008 Honda GL1800 Goldwing
1995 Kawasaki ZG1000 Concours
zūmo XT linked to Cardo Packtalk Bold and iPhone SE.
rbentnail
Subscriber
Posts: 913
Joined: 18 Jun 2018 10:14
Location: North Carolina USA
Has liked: 99 times
Been liked: 215 times
United States of America

Re: Anyone know of Corridor H around Parsons WV?

Post by rbentnail »

On another note, I was thinking maybe you're taking this way too seriously :) . U-turns and rerouting on the fly is part of the adventure!
Russ B. Zumo 595 & XT
2007 & 2013 USA Yamaha FJR1300A
danham
Posts: 302
Joined: 13 Jul 2018 14:25
Location: Cape Cod, MA
Has liked: 96 times
Been liked: 93 times
United States of America

Re: Anyone know of Corridor H around Parsons WV?

Post by danham »

When are you going to ride WV? I plan to be there in June and will be riding most of these routes:

https://www.newenglandriders.org/trip/w ... ains-trip/

-dan
Zumo XT, 660, nuvi 760 and many retired units dating back to the GPS III+
2018 Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX SE
User avatar
Peobody
Subscriber
Posts: 1462
Joined: 20 Apr 2021 13:33
Location: North Carolina USA
Has liked: 109 times
Been liked: 321 times
United States of America

Re: Anyone know of Corridor H around Parsons WV?

Post by Peobody »

I will be riding through there in mid-May. The trip, with wife on the pillion, will be from Charlotte to Western NY & PA, four days riding around that area, then back to Charlotte, off-interstate as much as practical. It's interesting that one overnight on our return trip will be in the Holiday Inn Express in Elkin, WV, one of the bases in the New England Riders trip you linked to.
2008 Honda GL1800 Goldwing
1995 Kawasaki ZG1000 Concours
zūmo XT linked to Cardo Packtalk Bold and iPhone SE.
User avatar
Peobody
Subscriber
Posts: 1462
Joined: 20 Apr 2021 13:33
Location: North Carolina USA
Has liked: 109 times
Been liked: 321 times
United States of America

Re: Anyone know of Corridor H around Parsons WV?

Post by Peobody »

rbentnail wrote: 19 Mar 2023 09:20 On another note, I was thinking maybe you're taking this way too seriously :) . U-turns and rerouting on the fly is part of the adventure!
If I was riding solo I indeed would be less serious but I have learned that 'adventure' can turn ugly real fast when riding a loaded Goldwing with my wife on the pillion.
2008 Honda GL1800 Goldwing
1995 Kawasaki ZG1000 Concours
zūmo XT linked to Cardo Packtalk Bold and iPhone SE.
User avatar
Peobody
Subscriber
Posts: 1462
Joined: 20 Apr 2021 13:33
Location: North Carolina USA
Has liked: 109 times
Been liked: 321 times
United States of America

Re: Anyone know of Corridor H around Parsons WV?

Post by Peobody »

That is what I did. Once I got up there it was very surprising to find that the stretch of Corridor H that BaseCamp was routing me on was only in the grading stage.
2008 Honda GL1800 Goldwing
1995 Kawasaki ZG1000 Concours
zūmo XT linked to Cardo Packtalk Bold and iPhone SE.