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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 24

(By Delegates Nestor, Wamsley, Ferrell, Hott, Kimes, Longanacre, and Reynolds)

[January 21, 2022]

 

Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance study the cause and possible solutions to the high incidence of motor vehicle accidents at the intersection of U.S. Route 33 and Kesling Mill Road in Upshur County.

Whereas, During the last several years, based on information and belief of some of the local citizens who live near or frequently travel through this intersection, there has been a high incidence of motor vehicle accidents at or near the intersection of U.S. Route 33 and Kesling Mill Road in Upshur County, several of which have resulted in fatalities; and

Whereas, There appears to have been no remedial action taken by way of any significant or effective infrastructure improvements or changes to the intersection in recent years to improve the safety of the intersection and reduce or mitigate the frequency of motor vehicle accidents; therefore, be it

Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance study the cause and possible solutions to the high incidence of motor vehicle accidents at the intersection of U.S. Route 33 and Kesling Mill Road in Upshur County; and, be it

Further Resolved, That this study include requesting the Division of Highways to investigate and provide the committee with its findings and possible solutions to improve the safety of the intersection to reduce or eliminate the likelihood of accidents occurring at the intersection, including, but not limited to, a redesign and upgrade of the intersection and the two roadways leading into the intersection, installation of modern traffic control devices and other measures to improve the safety of the intersection; and, be it

Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance report to the regular session of the Legislature, 2022, on its findings, conclusions and recommendations, together with drafts of any legislation necessary to effectuate its recommendations; and, be it

Further Resolved, That the expenses necessary to conduct this study, to prepare a report and to draft necessary legislation be paid from legislative appropriations to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance.

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