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Google Maps Mapping Out Corridor H

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Google Maps is starting to update and map out the rest of Corridor H. Once finished, it will be listed under a single new identity.

"We've been working with Google within the past year or so, it's been an extensive process, but we've been working with them to have the road identified as Corridor H and U.S. Route 48," said Robbie Morris, president of Corridor H Authority.

Morris said there's been confusion over the years on what road motorists are traveling on. Some refer to Corridor H as Route 33, but the highway also runs into other routes. 

"I've seen the signage from Davis to Wardensville will be known as Route 48, but the section from Weston to Elkins is still known as 33 and that will be changing," Morris said. "When someone asks for directions locally you get on Corridor H and go here, but people from out of the area may not necessary known what Corridor H is, and there looking for route numbers."

Morris said when Corridor H is complete motorists won't have to worry which road they're traveling on.

"Hopefully using Google Maps and other online mapping services, and other navigation they're be able to type in Corridor H and know where they're going," Morris said.

The Corridor H Authority started with Google Maps because it is used in a lot of mapping platforms, but the intent is to use other mapping platforms later. 

Morris said Google Maps will allow anyone to see street level views and show the beauty of the Mountain State.

Morris said the street views will show last update, but eventually will be updated once the construction phases are complete. contingent from the Corridor H Authority from four different counties will be going to Washington, D.C. next week to meet with its congressional representatives. 

"We be pushing the completion of Corridor H by 2020. Because right now the current completion time is based on efforts has been pushed back by one year, and that's 2037. Which is completely unacceptable," Morris said.

Corridor H Authority did an economic impact study that said completing Corridor H by 2020 instead of 2036 would add $1.2 billion of economic impact to the state. It is still possible to have Corridor H completed or under construction by 2020. 

"We're working with Division of Highways, the Governor's office and congressional representatives in to drive that point home," Morris said. 

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