Road Information

Interstate 77 in West Virginia Total Mileage in State: 187 miles
Northern End: At Ohio state line
Southern End: At Virginia state line
Mileage covered in Photos: 187 miles
Counties covered in Photos: Mercer, Raleigh, Fayette, Kanawha, Jackson, Wood
Major Junctions in Photos: I-64 East, near Beckley
US 19, near North Beckley
I-64 West, in Charleston
I-79, in CharlestonĀ 
Control Cities in Photos: Princeton, Beckley, Charleston, Parkersburg

Northbound

   

Interstate 77 North at Exit 1: US 52 North - Bluefield  (Photo taken 5/6/11).

West Virginia welcome sign as Interstate 77 North enters the state from Virginia.  (Photo taken 5/6/11).

Interstate 77 North shield sign located near mile marker 1.  (Photo taken 5/6/11).

Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 1.6. As you can also see here, the speed limit is 70 mph, which is standard on most rural West Virginia freeways.  (Photo taken 5/6/11).

Mileage sign located near mile marker 2. It's 9 miles to Princeton, 45 miles to Beckley, and 98 miles to Charleston.  (Photo taken 5/6/11).

Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 2.5, as I-77 continues its downgrade which starts when you cross into the state.  (Photo taken 5/6/11).

Interstate 77 North at Exit 7: CR 27 - Twelvemile Rd. This exit is a northbound-only exit with no re-entry to I-77 North.  (Photo taken 5/6/11).

Interstate 77 North: Road view from near mile marker 7.  (Photo taken 5/6/11).

Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 7.4 as I-77 starts to climb up toward Princeton.  (Photo taken 5/6/11).

Interstate 77 North at Exit 9: US 460 - Princeton / Welcome Center. The Rest Area/Welcome Center is located off this exit. Trucks are not allowed at the Welcome Center.  (Photo taken 5/6/11).

Sign at mile marker 9 indicating that you are entering the West Virginia Turnpike. Interstate 77 remains part of the turnpike until you are near Charleston.  (Photo taken 5/6/11).

Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 12.  (Photo taken 5/6/11).

Interstate 77 North at Exit 14: CR 7 / To WV 20 - Athens Rd  (Photo taken 5/6/11).

Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 15.  (Photo taken 5/6/11).

Warning sign at mile marker 15.5 warning truck drivers of a sharp curve 1/4 mile ahead. The recommended speed for the curve is 55 mph.  (Photo taken 5/6/11).

Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 16.5.  (Photo taken 5/6/11).

Interstate 77 North at the Rest Area / Service Plaza / Weigh Station located near mile marker 18.  (Photo taken 5/6/11).

Interstate 77 North at Exit 20: US 19 - Camp Creek  (Photo taken 5/6/11).

Interstate 77 North: Road view from near mile marker 20, as a 3rd northbound lane appears in preparation for the sharp upgrade just around the curve in the distance.  (Photo taken 5/6/11).

Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 21, as the aforementioned sharp upgrade begins. This mountain you are climbing in this picture is known as Flat Top.  (Photo taken 5/6/11).

Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 24.  (Photo taken 5/6/11).

Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 26.5, as you finally reach the peak of Flat Top at an elevation of 3,252 feet.  (Photo taken 5/6/11).

Interstate 77 North at Exit 28: CR 48 - Ghent / Flat Top  (Photo taken 5/6/11).

Interstate 77 North approaching the first northbound Toll Plaza on the West Virginia Turnpike - 1/2 mile.  (Photo taken 5/6/11).

A closer view of the Toll Plaza, located near mile marker 30.  (Photo taken 5/6/11).

Mileage sign located near mile marker 30.5, just after passing through the Toll Plaza. From this point, it's 7 miles to the junction of Interstate 64, 18 miles to Beckley, and 68 miles to Charleston.  (Photo taken 5/6/11).

Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 31.5.  (Photo taken 5/6/11).

Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 32.5.  (Photo taken 5/6/11).

Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 35.5.  (Photo taken 5/6/11).

Interstate 77 North approaching Exit 40 - 1 mile. Be warned that the rightmost lane in this picture, which is oftentimes used as a climbing lane for trucks, turns into an Exit Only lane at the top of the hill.  (Photo taken 5/6/11).

Interstate 77 North at Exit 40: Interstate 64 East - Lewisburg  (Photo taken 5/6/11).

Sign near mile marker 40 listing the distances to the upcoming Beckley exits.  (Photo taken 5/6/11).

Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West: Road view from mile marker 40. I-77 and I-64 run together from this point all the way to Charleston, near the northern end of the West Virginia Turnpike.  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West shield signs located just past mile marker 40.  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

Speed limit sign located near mile marker 41. The speed limit on most rural West Virginia Interstate highways is 70 mph.  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West at Exit 42: WV 16 / WV 97 - Robert C. Byrd Dr / Mabscott  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West at Exit 44: WV 3 - Harper Rd / Beckley  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West at Exit 45: Tamarack (The Best of West Virginia) / Travel Plaza  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West at Exit 48: To US 19 - North Beckley / Summersville  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West: Road view from mile marker 48.  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

Mileage sign located near mile marker 49. From here, it's 5 miles to Pax and 51 miles to Charleston.  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West: Road view from near mile marker 53.  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West at Exit 54: CR 23/2 - Pax  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West: Road view from mile marker 55.  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West approaching one of the Toll Plazas on the WV Turnpike - 1 mile. At this point in time, the toll due for cars was $2.00. West Virginia accepts EZ Pass at their Toll Plazas also.  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

Sign warning motorists to reduce speed, as the Toll Plaza is now 1/2 mile ahead.  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

A view of the Toll Plaza, near mile marker 56.  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West: Road view from mile marker 57.5.  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West at Exit 60: WV 612 - Mossy / Oak Hill  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

Warning sign near mile marker 61, alerting motorists of sharp curves ahead in the next 2 1/2 miles. The recommended speed around these curves is 55 mph.  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

Another warning sign stating that the first of several sharp curves is 3/4 mile ahead.  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West: Road view from mile marker 62.  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

The speed limit drops from 70 mph to 60 mph during this stretch of sharp curves.  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West as it traverses around one of the many 55 mph curves during this stretch. This one is near mile marker 63.  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West: Road view from near mile marker 64.  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West at Exit 66: CR 15 - Mahan  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West: Road view from mile marker 68.5.  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West: Another road view, this time from mile marker 69.5.  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West at the Service Plaza located near mile marker 72.  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West: Road view from mile marker 73.5.  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West at Exit 74: Montgomery / Paint Creek Rd  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

Mileage sign located near mile marker 75. It's 4 miles to Sharon, 25 miles to Charleston, and 102 miles to Parkersburg.  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

Warning sign located at mile marker 75.5. The sign is alerting drivers of a 5% downgrade which lasts for the next 2 miles.  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

Another warning sign just past mile marker 75.5 alerting truck drivers that they should downshift and use engine braking to go down the hill for the next 2 miles.  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

Yet another warning sign near mile marker 77 alerting truck drivers of the risk of rollover around the upcoming curve. The recommended speed is 55 mph.  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West at Exit 79: CR 79/3 - Sharon / Cabin Creek Rd  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West: Road view from mile marker 80.  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West: Road view from mile marker 80.5.  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

Warning sign located near mile marker 90, alerting motorists to reduce their speed in preparation for approaching the Toll Plaza 1/2 mile ahead.  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West approaching the Toll Plaza near mile marker 90.5. Once again, the toll at this point in time was $2.00 for cars.  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West: Road view from near mile marker 84.  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West at Exit 85: US 60 / WV 61 - Chelyan / Cedar Grove  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West at Exit 89: WV 61 / WV 94 - Marmet / Chesapeake  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West: Road view from mile marker 91.5.  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

Sign listing the distances to the upcoming Charleston exits.  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West at Exit 95: WV 61 - MacCorkle Ave  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West approaching Exit 96 - 1 mile. You're also approaching the Chuck Yeager Bridge, which crosses the Kanawha River.  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

View as you cross the Chuck Yeager Bridge over the Kanawha River.  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

Sign located near mile marker 96, thanking you for traveling the West Virginia Turnpike. As you may have guessed, this marks the northern end of the turnpike.  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West at Exit 96: US 60 (Midland Trail) East - Belle  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West at Exit 97: US 60 (Midland Trail) West - Kanawha Blvd  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

The speed limit now drops to 60 mph as you approach downtown Charleston.  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West at Exit 99: WV 114 - State Capitol / Greenbrier St  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

Sign listing the distances to more of the upcoming Charleston exits.  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West at Exit 99: Leon Sullivan Way / Capitol St  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West approaching Exit 101 - 1/4 mile.  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

Interstate 77 North at Exit 101: Interstate 64 West - Huntington  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

Interstate 77 North at Exit 102: US 119 - Westmoreland Rd  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

Interstate 77 North approaching Exit 104 - 1/2 mile.  (Photo taken 1/31/11).

Interstate 77 North at Exit 104: Interstate 79 North - Clarksburg  (Photo taken 7/14/11).

Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 103.5.  (Photo taken 7/14/11).

Speed limit sign located near mile marker 104. The speed limit increases back to 70 mph as you leave the Charleston area to the north.  (Photo taken 7/14/11).

Mileage sign located near mile marker 104. From here, it's 2 miles to the Edens Fork Rd exit, 38 miles to Ripley, and 73 miles to Parkersburg.  (Photo taken 7/14/11).

Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 104.  (Photo taken 7/14/11).

Interstate 77 North at Exit 106: CR 27 - Edens Fork Rd  (Photo taken 7/14/11).

Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 109.  (Photo taken 7/14/11).

Interstate 77 North at Exit 111: CR 29 - Tuppers Creek Rd  (Photo taken 7/14/11).

Interstate 77 North shield sign located near mile marker 112.  (Photo taken 7/14/11).

Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 112.  (Photo taken 7/14/11).

Interstate 77 North at Exit 114: WV 622 - Sissonville / Pocatalico  (Photo taken 7/14/11).

Mileage sign at mile marker 114. It's 7 miles to Goldtown while Ripley lies 23 miles ahead and Parkersburg is 58 miles ahead.  (Photo taken 7/14/11).

Interstate 77 North at Exit 116: CR 21 - Haines Branch Rd  (Photo taken 7/14/11).

Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 117.  (Photo taken 7/14/11).

Interstate 77 North at Exit 119: CR 21 - Goldtown  (Photo taken 7/14/11).

Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 120.5.  (Photo taken 7/14/11).

Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 122.  (Photo taken 7/14/11).

Interstate 77 North at Exit 124: WV 34 - Kenna  (Photo taken 7/14/11).

Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 125.5.  (Photo taken 7/14/11).

Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 126.  (Photo taken 7/14/11).

Use Exit 132 to get to the Cedar Lakes Conference Center and the Race Track.  (Photo taken 7/14/11).

Interstate 77 North at Exit 132: CR 21 - Fairplain / Ripley  (Photo taken 7/14/11).

Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 134.  (Photo taken 7/14/11).

Use Exit 138 for WVU - Parkersburg and the Jackson County Center.  (Photo taken 7/14/11).

Interstate 77 North at Exit 138: US 33 East / WV 62 South - Ripley  (Photo taken 7/14/11).

Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 142.  (Photo taken 7/14/11).

Interstate 77 North at Exit 146: WV 2 South - Silverton / Ravenswood  (Photo taken 7/14/11).

Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 148.  (Photo taken 7/14/11).

Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 150.  (Photo taken 7/14/11).

Interstate 77 North at Exit 154: CR 1 - Medina Rd  (Photo taken 7/14/11).

Mileage sign located near mile marker 155. It's 6 miles to Rockport, 20 miles to Parkersburg, and 32 miles to Marietta, OH.  (Photo taken 7/14/11).

Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 161.  (Photo taken 7/14/11).

Interstate 77 North at Exit 161: CR 21 - Rockport  (Photo taken 7/14/11).

Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 162.  (Photo taken 7/14/11).

Interstate 77 North at the Rest Area located near mile marker 165.  (Photo taken 7/14/11).

Use Exit 170 to get to the Race Track.  (Photo taken 7/14/11).

Interstate 77 North at the Weigh Station located near mile marker 169.  (Photo taken 7/14/11).

Interstate 77 North at Exit 170: WV 14 - Mineral Wells  (Photo taken 7/14/11).

Sign listing the distances to the upcoming Parkersburg exits.  (Photo taken 7/14/11).

Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 172.  (Photo taken 7/14/11).

Interstate 77 North at Exit 173: WV 95 - Camden Ave / Downtown  (Photo taken 7/14/11).

Use Exit 174 to get to WVU - Parkersburg and the Oil and Gas Museum.  (Photo taken 7/14/11).

Interstate 77 North at Exit 174: WV 47 - Staunton Ave  (Photo taken 7/14/11).

Use Exit 176 to get to Blennerhassett Island and North Bend State Parks.  (Photo taken 7/14/11).

Interstate 77 North at Exit 176: US 50 - 7th Street  (Photo taken 7/14/11).

Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 177.  (Photo taken 7/14/11).

Use Exit 179 to get to the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport and Ohio Valley University.  (Photo taken 7/14/11).

Interstate 77 North at Exit 179: WV 2 North / WV 68 South - Emerson Ave / Vienna  (Photo taken 7/14/11).

Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 183.  (Photo taken 7/14/11).

Interstate 77 North at Exit 185: WV 14 / WV 31 - Williamstown  (Photo taken 7/14/11).

Interstate 77 North as it prepares to cross the Ohio River, near mile marker 187.  (Photo taken 7/14/11).

Interstate 77 North as it crosses the Ohio River and into Ohio.  (Photo taken 7/14/11).