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US 340 study targets congestion in W.Va., Md., Va.

Monday - 4/16/2012, 1:04pm  ET

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Transportation officials in West Virginia, Maryland and Virginia are looking for ways to reduce congestion on U.S. 340.

Media outlets report that a study of traffic on the highway is planned from Charles Town, W.Va., to Frederick, Md. The study will include a section that runs through Loudoun County, Va.

The West Virginia Division of Highways will conduct the study under an agreement announced Friday at a public meeting in Maryland.

Rob Pennington with the West Virginia DOH says traffic counts, origins and destinations, and access management are among the issues that will be examined.

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