West Virginia/Archive

From Wazeopedia

Information related to using Waze in the State of West Virginia.

Cities and towns

Despite its relatively small size, the Mountain State of mid-2005 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).

See xxxx for proper naming information.

Major roads

See Road names/USA, Road types/USA and West Virginia/Roads by type


Landmarks in West Virginia should follow the guidelines from the state of Connecticut until the national standards are complete.

Major construction projects

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

See the xxxx forum for a list of long term road closures and changes to traffic flow that impact the Waze Map.

Special roads


  • Alleys should always be mapped if they have a name.
  • Alleys should always be mapped if they are the sole access to a home or business.
  • Alleys should always be set to "Private"
  • Alleys are normally mapped if they are acknowledged by the municipality.

If an alley does not meet the above criteria, mapping is optional. Leave the name field blank.

Non-drivable roads

Generally, if a path can't be driven on (e.g. Walking Trail, Pedestrian Boardwalk, Stairway, Railroad, Runway/Taxiway) then it not normally mapped. If it is mapped, it should not be connected to any roads. This is due to the way the routing engine works, as Waze will route users to drive on these "non-drivable" road types.

It is permitted to map Railroads since some users run Waze while on the train and contributing false data to the system. This false data has been known to effect drivers on adjacent roads. Railroads should be level -5 and locked at the highest level of the editor.

Time restricted turns

There is beta testing for setting Time Based Restricted turns in WME. Watch for announcements in the forum on this feature

Speed / red light cameras

Both Speed and Red Light Cameras are prohibited in the State of West Virginia.

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

Please delete any cameras you find while editing in West Virginia.

Speed cameras

Are prohibited.

Red light cameras

Are Prohibited.

Other camera types

These are cameras or signs that either provide driver feedback or are used for traffic control. These devices CAN NOT issue tickets and should not be mapped.

How to Identify Cameras.

To do list

Want to help out with the map in West Virginia? Check out the To Do List. (May be out of date.)

Mapping resources

West Virginia Official Highway Map


West Virginia Functional Class Map

West Virginia GIS Mapping Portal


USA section of Waze Forum

West Virginia section of Waze Forum

Area Managers

Username Area Managed Comments Forum PM
Level 6 Country Managers
CBenson MidAtlantic Region Coordinator PM
Level 5 Country Managers
Level 4 Area Managers
Level 3 Area Managers
danofsatx Brooke, Hancock and Ohio Counties Cleaning up my hometown areas in the Western Panhandle PM
loki2461 Central, WV Resolving issues and keeping Central, WV updated PM

If you are an Area Manager that covers the State of 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).