West Virginia

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This page serves as the primary resource for editors of West Virginia. Review all the sections to better understand how the guidelines for this state might deviate from the overall USA or worldwide guidelines. If you have any comments or questions about this page or state refer to the community links below.


28 June 2015 - West Virginia is now using WV-## format for all numbered state highways and CR-###/## for numbered county routes.


Introduction

West Virginia is a part of the Mid Atlantic region, which includes the states and/or territories of:

District of Columbia / Maryland / Virginia / West Virginia.

Despite its relatively small size, the Mountain State is home to approximately 3,100 cities, towns and small communities. To link them (and to provide an important part of the transport of the state’s abundant natural resources), there are some 36,000 miles of state-maintained highways that include 6,636 bridges (this figure does not include 238 railroad bridges, 117 city and county bridges, 99 West Virginia Turnpike bridges, 20 state park bridges, two private toll bridges and 132 other non-highway bridges).


Mapping resources

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Before editing the maps in West Virginia, be sure to fully review and understand the editing manual.

The Waze user community follows the Waze etiquette guidelines discussed in the Wiki. Be sure to familiarize yourself with these guiding principals while editing the maps and this Wiki, as well as when communicating with other Waze users.

West Virginia Maps

West Virginia Official Highway Map

WVDOT Maps

West Virginia Functional Class Map

West Virginia GIS Mapping Portal

West Virginia Federal Aid Roads

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Community

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The Waze forum is a great place to find answers to previously asked questions and also a place to ask new ones. Below are links to the forums specific to West Virginia.

Area Managers for West Virginia can be found in the table below.

New editors should consider checking into the formal mentoring program available at no charge.

Waze West Virginia Google Hangout

We've created a Google Hangout just for West Virginia. If you are editing in WV and have not already been invited, please send a PM to stephenr1966 and/or Roadtechie with your email address so that we can invite you to the hangout.

West Virginia User Report Management

Response Timeline

(NOTE: all day values are relative to the date the FIRST editor response is sent to the reporter)

Day 0
The first editor who is able to respond to UR should attempt to resolve the UR. If they are successful, they should comment as such in the UR and mark it closed. If more information from the reporter is required to make progress towards closure, a response should be sent to the reporter containing the information needed for resolution.
Day 4+
Polite reminders should be sent to reporters who have not responded to the initial at any time, provided at least four full days have elapsed since the initial response was sent
Day 8+
URs may be noted as closed due to lack of reporter response at any time, provided at least four full days have elapsed since the followup message was sent.

Shared Ownership

All editors are considered to have equal ownership of and responsibility for all URs in West Virginia. All editors, regardless if they have worked the UR previously, may send any of the responses describe above, provided they adhere the minimum time spacing guidance between responses. All editors are explicitly encouraged to attempt resolving URs at any point during their lifecycle, even if others happen to be actively working it at the same time.

Notes

  • The ideal timeline for UR response is when responses are sent as early as the minimum required time spacing between messages permits; experience has reliably shown that UR response rates are much higher when editors are able to send responses promptly.
  • The 4+ day followup / reminder has shown remarkable improvement in reporter response everywhere that it has been implemented. While not mandatory, it is strongly encouraged.


Cities and towns

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One of the most common errors when editing the maps is when an editor creates a road and does not confirm the road by setting the city and road name (or stating it has none).

Duplicate cities can be caused by incorrectly named segments and should be corrected following the guidelines in the duplicate cities article.


Some states and territories manage a separate page on cities and towns to identify the specific city names that should be entered, and no others. For states that do not have a separate page to track the names, see this Wikipedia link and find the state or territory in question.


Major roads

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West Virginia follows the general road naming and road type guidelines of the USA.

State & County Route Naming

State highways that are primarily signed at entering intersections with a State Route number like 75px-WV-2.svg.png rather than a road name should be named WV-### ("WV-2"). County roads that are primarily signed at entering intersections with County Road numbers like WVCountyMain.png or WestVirginiaCountySub.png rather than a road name should be named CR-## or CR-##/## ("CR-65" or "CR-91/1").

Minimum Lock Standard

Actual locks used may be more or less than values in the table below, depending on area circumstance

   Please consult RC, SM, or appropriate AM for guidance
West Virginia Locking Rank Standard Guideline
Segment Type Default locks
 Freeway  5
 Ramp  4
 Major Highway  3
 Minor Highway  2
 Primary Street  1
 Street  1
 |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-| Railroad |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|  2
 • • • • Ferry • • • •   5


Special roads

Drivable roads

West Virginia follows the standard USA guidelines for all of the following special road types.

Non-drivable roads

Review the Wiki guidelines for non-drivable roads to ensure compliance with the general guidelines.

Walking Trails / Pedestrian Boardwalks

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Pedestrian Boardwalks and Walking Trails
It is our policy that we do not map Pedestrian Boardwalks. Waze is a vehicle navigation application, and Pedestrian Boardwalks do not add to that function, since they serve no routing purposes.
Walking Trails are navigable in Waze, to a point, and may be utilized with prior approval from the State Manager.
Any Walking Trails you find that do not serve an apparent purpose (routing to boardwalk addresses along the beach, for example) should be removed from the map. If it does appear to serve a useful purpose, please bring it to the attention of State Manager for approval and lock.



Closures

When managing a section of roadway under construction or being closed for a major event, follow the Wiki guidelines on construction zones and Real time closures.

Construction projects or emergencies that cause roads to be closed should be reported on this Closure Form. Events that cause road closures should be reported on this Event Form. Current closures and events in West Virginia that have been reported to Waze are shown in the West Virginia Closure Sheet.

See the WVDOT Highway Projects page and the WVDOT County Work Zone portal for information regarding short and long term major construcion projects.


Places

West Virginia follows the USA standard for Places. Do not deviate from the guidelines without first obtaining consensus to do so via the state forum linked on this page.


Cameras

Not every camera-looking device at an intersection is a speed or red light camera. Generally speaking:

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    a speed camera takes a photograph of a vehicle when it passes by the camera at too high a speed.
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    a red light camera takes a photograph of a vehicle that enters an intersection after the light is red. In some areas, it takes the photograph when a vehicle is not clear of the intersection some period after the light turns red.

Be sure to know your cameras before accepting new camera reports.

Currently only the Waze client app can add cameras to the map. When adding a camera from the app, be sure to review the camera placement recommendations.

Laws regarding speed and red light cameras vary between the states and territories, so be sure to understand the details of camera legality in West Virginia.



Based on information researched at the time this page was created, red light and speed cameras are prohibited statewide in West Virginia.

No other camera types should be mapped in Waze.

§17C-6-7a of the West Virginia Code prohibits use of cameras to detect or prove traffic law violations.


To do list

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Many states and territories keep an active list of pending or closed actions that need to be done in the state by the editors. All editors are welcome to contribute to the list of activities.


This state does not currently have an active "to do" list at this time. Check in the West Virginia section of the Waze forums to discuss creating one.


Area Managers

The table below identifies the editors also designated as Area Managers or higher who are editing in West Virginia. If you have any questions, please consider contacting them directly as needed. If you are an Area Manager that covers West Virginia, or a USA Country Manager that does a lot of work in West Virginia, please add yourself to this list (alphabetical by username) in the correct rank section.

The editor who also serves as the Regional Coordinator for West Virginia is automatically listed at the top of the table. That editor may not be highly active in this state and therefore may not be listed separately in the table.

West Virginia — Area, State and Country Managers
Regional Coordinator(s): CBenson (PM)
Username Area Managed Comments
Country Managers (Mid Atlantic region)
(Add to or edit Country and State sections of table)
CBenson(6) [PM] Nation Wide Badge GlobalChamp.pngBadgeRC-Temp.png
Regional Coordinator
ply8808(6) [PM] Assisting With RC Duties BadgeRC-Temp.pngBadge CountryManager.pngBadge LocalChamp.pngBadge Mentor Local Champ.png
TerryPurdue(5) [PM] Nation Wide Badge CountryManager.pngBadge Mentor.png
SM Mentor
State Managers (Mid Atlantic region)
roadtechie(4) [PM] Statewide Badge StateManager.pngBadge Mentor.png
stephenr1966(4) [PM] Statewide Badge StateManager.pngBadge Mentor.png
Area Managers
(Add to or edit this section)
danofsatx(4) [PM] Ohio Valley north of Wheeling Native of the area
KD8RKE(3) [PM] Mid-Ohio Valley Parkersburg Native of the area
kwrigh01(4) [PM] Eastern WV Live just into VA and Travel WV a lot for work


Other states and territories

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