Road Information

Interstate 70 in West Virginia Total Mileage in State: 14 miles
Eastern End: At Pennsylvania state line
Western End: At Ohio state line
Mileage covered in Photos: 14 miles
Counties covered in Photos: Ohio
Major Junctions in Photos: US 250, in Wheeling
I-470, near Wheeling
Control Cities in Photos: Elm Grove, Wheeling

Westbound

   

West Virginia welcome sign as Interstate 70 West enters the Mountain State from Pennsylvania.  (Photo taken 5/16/15).

Speed limit sign at mile marker 13.8. The speed limit on most rural stretches of Interstate in West Virginia is 70 mph.  (Photo taken 5/16/15).

Interstate 70 West at the Rest Area / West Virginia Welcome Center located near mile marker 13.5.  (Photo taken 5/16/15).

Interstate 70 West assurance shield near mile marker 13.  (Photo taken 5/16/15).

Mileage sign near mile marker 12.5. It's 3 miles to the interchange for Cabela Dr (Exit 10), 10 miles to Wheeling, and 137 miles to Columbus, OH.  (Photo taken 5/16/15).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 11: WV 41 - Dallas Pike  (Photo taken 5/16/15).

As we approach Exit 10, the speed limit decreases to 65 mph and remains that way to near Wheeling, where it drops even more.  (Photo taken 5/16/15).

Just before Exit 10, Interstate 70 West begins down a 5% grade which lasts 2 miles.  (Photo taken 5/16/15).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 10: WV 65 - Cabela Dr. As you may have guessed, there is a big Cabela's store off this exit.  (Photo taken 5/16/15).

Interstate 70 West: Road view from mile marker 9, as I-70 continues down the 5% grade mentioned previously.  (Photo taken 5/16/15).

Interstate 70 West, 1 mile from the bottom of the grade.  (Photo taken 5/16/15).

Interstate 70 West assurance shield near mile marker 8.5.  (Photo taken 5/16/15).

Another speed limit sign on Interstate 70 West. Once again, the speed limit has dropped to 65 mph back before Exit 10.  (Photo taken 5/16/15).

Interstate 70 West approaching Exit 5 - 2 miles.  (Photo taken 5/16/15).

Interstate 70 West at mile marker 7.5.  (Photo taken 5/16/15).

The Wheeling Tunnel lies 6 miles ahead on Interstate 70 West. Flammables and Explosives are prohibited through the tunnel, as this sign says. If you're hauling these kinds of hazardous materials, you must use Interstate 470 West instead.  (Photo taken 5/16/15).

Sign listing the distances to the three upcoming Wheeling exits off Interstate 70.  (Photo taken 5/16/15).

Near mile marker 6, the speed limit decreases to 55 mph as we near Wheeling.  (Photo taken 5/16/15).

Interstate 70 West approaching Exit 5A - 1 1/2 miles on the left.  (Photo taken 5/16/15).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 5: US 40 / WV 88 South - Elm Grove / Triadelphia  (Photo taken 5/16/15).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 5A: Interstate 470 West - Columbus, OH  (Photo taken 5/16/15).

Speed limit sign at mile marker 4.6. The speed limit is currently 55 mph approaching Wheeling, and will decrease more as we near the Wheeling Tunnel.  (Photo taken 5/16/15).

Take Exit 1A to WV Northern Community College.  (Photo taken 5/16/15).

Sign at mile marker 3.6, listing the distances to the next 3 exits to Wheeling off Interstate 70.  (Photo taken 5/16/15).

Take Exit 2B to Wheeling Jesuit University and Hospital.  (Photo taken 5/16/15).

Take Exit 2A to West Liberty University and Bethany College.  (Photo taken 5/16/15).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 2B: Washington Avenue  (Photo taken 5/16/15).

Another overhead sign listing the distances to the next 3 Wheeling exits.  (Photo taken 5/16/15).

Interstate 70 West through traffic should use the left lane, as this sign reads. The reason for this is that the right lane is an exit only lane immediately on the other side of the Wheeling Tunnel, as you will see. Also, the speed limit from this point to the Ohio border is 45 mph.  (Photo taken 5/16/15).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 2A: WV 88 North - Oglebay Park  (Photo taken 5/16/15).

Once again, flammables and explosives are prohibited through the Wheeling Tunnel. If you have this type of hazardous freight on board, you must use the next exit, which is the last one before the tunnel.  (Photo taken 5/16/15).

Take Exit 1A (use the right lane through the tunnel to access it) to Wesbanco Arena and Wheeling Visitor Center.  (Photo taken 5/16/15).

Interstate 70 West approaching Exit 1B - 1/4 mile. Once again, I-70 West through traffic needs to be in the left lane through the tunnel.  (Photo taken 5/16/15).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 1B: US 250 South / WV 2 South - 16th Street / Moundsville  (Photo taken 5/16/15).

Interstate 70 West as it prepares to enter the Wheeling Tunnel. As these signs clearly read, Interstate 70 West through traffic should use the left lane. The right lane is an exit only lane for Exit 1A immediately upon exiting the other side of the tunnel.  (Photo taken 5/16/15).

Attempted view on Interstate 70 West inside the Wheeling Tunnel.  (Photo taken 5/16/15).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 1A: WV 2 North - Main St / Downtown  (Photo taken 5/16/15).

Interstate 70 West as it prepares to cross the Fort Henry Bridge over the Ohio River.  (Photo taken 5/16/15).

Take Exit 0 to Wheeling Island Casino.  (Photo taken 5/16/15).

Interstate 70 West at Exit 0: US 40 West / US 250 North - Wheeling Island  (Photo taken 5/16/15).

Interstate 70 West as it prepares to cross into Ohio.  (Photo taken 5/16/15).