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Located in the heart of West Virginia , Braxton County is conveniently situated along Interstate 79. Braxton County businesses are located within 500 miles of 60 percent of the United States population, enabling them to reach their markets quickly, efficiently and within a reasonable budget. The county is located within one hour of the state capitol, and one to two hours from other major urban areas of the state.

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Highways

Located in the heart of West Virginia, Braxton County is conveniently situated along Interstate 79.  The County is located within 500 miles of 60 percents of the population of the United States, enabling Braxton County businesses to reach their markets quickly, efficiently and within a reasonable budget.  The County is located within one hour of the State Capitol and one to two hours from other major urban areas of the state.

The intersection of two major highway systems is located in Braxton County.  Interstate 79 is a major north-south transportation corridor providing direct access to the ports on the Great Lakes.  In Morgantown, I-79 intersects with I-68, a link to most major arteries on the eastern seaboard.  Forty miles north of Morgantown I-79 connects with I-70, which runs through the Midwest and ties in with all major highway networks in the northeast.  In Charleston, I-79 intersects with I-77 and I-64, opening the area to the south and Midwest.

The county is also the northern terminus for U.S. Route 19, or Appalachian Corridor D, which has recently been upgraded to a four-lane highway.  U.S. Route 19 connects I-79 and I-64/I-77 at Beckley. 

The following data reflects average daily traffic (ADT) counts gathered at various points on these highways in 2007 and earlier.  These traffic counts reflect a steady increase in the I-79 area in Braxton County.   

Highway Traffic Counts (Per Day), 1997-2007

Location

1997 ADT

2003 ADT

2006 ADT

2007 ADT

Interstate 79 – Between US 19 and (Exit 57) and WV 4 (Exit 62)

16,500

20,000

24,000

25,900

Interstate 79 – Between WV 4 (Exit 62) and US 19 (Exit 67)

16,500

20,000

22,000

22,800

Interstate 79 – Between US 19 (Exit 67) and WV 5 (Exit 79)

16,000

21,500

22,500

18,000

U.S. Route 19 – North of Sutton

4,900

5,100

5,000

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U.S. Route 19 – North of WV 15

4,800

5,300

4,650

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U.S. Route 19 – South of Flatwoods

3,500

4,000

4,300

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Source:  WV Department of Transportation, Division of Highways; Terrell Ellis & Associates, Inc.

Air Service:

The Braxton County Airport is a general aviation facility. Its 4,000-foot runway is capable of handling light twin-engine aircraft.  The airport offers self-serve fuel facilities, a modern pilot’s lounge, and an AWOS for pilots.

Major airline service is provided at Clarksburg 's Benedum Airport and Charleston 's Yeager Airport . US Airways serves both airports, and other major carriers in Charleston include United Express, Delta, Flyi and Northwest. Through Yeager Airport direct service is provided to Pittsburgh , Charlotte, Washington , D.C., Chicago , Detroit , Houston , Cincinnati and Atlanta . Yeager Airport is an inland port of entry for international goods that also offers shipping and charter opportunities.

 
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