West Virginia Route 3

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West Virginia Route 3

WV 3 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by WVDOH
Length186.0 mi[1] (299.3 km)
ExistedEarly 1930s–present
Major junctions
West end WV 10 in West Hamlin
Major intersections US 119 between Julian and Danville

I-64 Toll / I-77 Toll near Beckley
WV 16 in Beckley
US 19 between Beckley and Shady Spring
WV 20 near Hinton
US 219 in Union
East end WV 311 at Sweet Springs
CountryUnited States
StateWest Virginia
CountiesLincoln, Boone, Raleigh, Summers, Greenbrier, Monroe
Highway system
WV 2 WV 4
View east along WV 3 just east of US 119 in Boone County
WV 3 crosses the New River at Bellepoint.

West Virginia Route 3 is a state highway in the U.S. state of West Virginia. It runs from West Virginia Route 10 in West Hamlin in a general easterly direction via Beckley to West Virginia Route 311 at Sweet Springs, most of the way across the state.

Route 3 crosses a particularly large part of the state's landscape. It goes through many counties including Monroe, Greenbrier, Summers, Raleigh, Boone, and Lincoln. At least two state parks are along the route. Moncove Lake State Park, in the southeastern part of the state, is just a few miles off the main road near Gap Mills. Little Beaver State Park is in Beaver, near the major city of Beckley.[2]

WV 3 overlaps U.S. Route 119 in Boone County north of Madison and U.S. Route 219 from Union north to Pickaway.

Major intersections

LincolnWest Hamlin WV 10

WV 34 north – Hurricane
WV 214 north
US 119 north – Charleston
west end of US 119 overlap
Rock Creek
US 119 south / CR 119/65 (Skeens Drive) – Madison, Logan
east end of US 119 overlap
WV 94 north – Charleston
RaleighGlen Daniel
WV 99 west – Oceana, Madison

WV 305 south – Lester
Beckley I-64 / I-77 – Charleston, Bluefield, LewisburgI-77 exit 44

WV 16 (Robert C. Byrd Drive) to I-77 / US 19 – Bradley
overlap with WV 16 north (westbound only)

US 19 north to I-64
west end of US 19 overlap

WV 307 east to I-64 – Airport

WV 307 west
Shady Spring
US 19 south – Princeton
east end of US 19 overlap

WV 20 north to I-64 – Hinton
west end of WV 20 overlap

WV 20 south – Athens
east end of WV 20 overlap
WV 107 north – Hinton

WV 12 south – Peterstown
west end of WV 12 overlap

WV 12 north to I-64 / WV 63 – Alta
east end of WV 12 overlap
US 219 north – Lewisburg
west end of US 219 overlap
US 219 south – Rich Creek, VA
east end of US 219 overlap
Sweet Springs WV 311 – White Sulphur Springs, Salem, VA
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ Distance calculated using Microsoft MapPoint mapping software.
  2. ^ West Virginia State Map, Rand McNally, 2008.