WEST virginia legislature
2019 regular session
Senate Bill 676
By Senators Maynard, Mann, Cline, Roberts, Rucker, and Smith
[Passed March 7, 2019; in effect from passage]
AN ACT to amend and reenact §17-2A-11 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to digital road maps; and requiring digital road maps to be capable of displaying or indicating roads or highways types using specified classifications.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
ARTICLE 2A. WEST VIRGINIA COMMISSIONER OF HIGHWAYS.
§17-2A-11. Road maps; digital road map.
(a) The commissioner shall prepare and currently maintain a master road and highway map which will show all of the state roads and highways located, created, and classified as provided by law; the mileage of roads and highways; the status of improvements; and travel conditions when practical. The commissioner may make economical reproductions of the map for official use and public information purposes, including a digital road map. The goal is for the maps to be computerized and searchable by the public to map routes for travel throughout the state.
(b) In addition to any other representations deemed useful by the commissioner, the digital road map shall be capable of displaying or indicating the type of roads or highways using the following classifications: (1) Primitive or unimproved roads; (2) graded, drained, soil-, gravel-, or stone-surfaced roads; (3) paved, but unpainted roads; (4) roads with a center line or more than two lanes; and (5) interstate highways. The digital road map shall further indicate the types of vehicles that may use each road, including full-size vehicles and off-highway vehicles, such as all-terrain vehicles, utility-terrain vehicles, motorcycles, and off-road vehicles.