Interstate 77 in West Virginia

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This article is about the section of Interstate 77 in West Virginia. For the entire length of the highway, see Interstate 77.

Interstate 77 marker

Interstate 77
Route information
Maintained by West Virginia Department of Transportation and West Virginia Parkways, Economic Development and Tourism Authority
Length: 187.21 mi[1] (301.29 km)
Existed: 1956 – present
Major junctions
South end: I‑77 / US 52 at Virginia state line
  US 460 near Princeton
I‑64 from Beckley to Charleston
WV 16 / WV 97 at Beckley
US 19 near Beckley
US 60 at Charleston
I‑79 near Charleston
US 33 from Ripley to Ravenswood
WV 2 from Ravenswood to Parkersburg
US 50 at Parkersburg
North end: I‑77 at Ohio state line
Highway system
WV 76 WV 78

In the U.S. state of West Virginia, Interstate 77 (I-77) is a major north–south Interstate highway. It extends for 187.21 miles (301 km) between Bluefield at the Virginia state line to Williamstown at the Ohio state line.

The highway serves Charleston, the capital and largest city in West Virginia; it also serves the large cities of Beckley, Bluefield, and Parkersburg. I-77 uses the entire length of the West Virginia Turnpike between Princeton and Charleston, and it is concurrent with Interstate 64 between Beckley and Charleston.

Route description[edit]

Interstate 77 enters West Virginia from Virginia via the East River Mountain Tunnel; it is concurrent with U.S. Route 52 within the tunnel. It surfaces in Mercer County to the east of Bluefield. I-77's first exit in West Virginia is 0.6 miles (0.97 km) north of the state line; US 52 leaves the highway here. I-77 continues north to Princeton. In Princeton, I-77 becomes the West Virginia Turnpike, which it remains through Charleston. The highway continues northward through rural Mercer County, roughly following U.S. Route 19. It crosses the Bluestone River in Eads Mill and passes Camp Creek State Park in Camp Creek. I-77 enters Raleigh County near the community of Ghent. I-77's northbound and southbound lanes separate here; they do not reunite until a point south of Daniels. I-77 meets I-64 south of Beckley, and the two highways become concurrent. The highways bypass the west side of Beckley and pass the turnpike's Beckley Service Area, which includes Tamarack, Best of West Virginia, at exit 45. I-77 heads north from Beckley into the Appalachian Mountains. It enters Fayette County near Pax, and it crosses into Kanawha County near Standard shortly afterwards. The highway continues north until it reaches the Kanawha River near Cabin Creek, where it turns northwest to follow the river into Charleston. I-77 crosses the river between exits 95 and 96 in Port Amherst. The West Virginia Turnpike ends after exit 96, and I-77 becomes a freeway. I-77 continues into downtown Charleston after the turnpike ends. It crosses the Elk River before separating from I-64 at an interchange in north Charleston. I-77 heads northeast along the river until it meets the southern terminus of Interstate 79 near Yeager Airport. I-77 then heads north into rural Kanawha County. It enters Jackson County near Goldtown. The highway continues north through Ripley, where it intersects U.S. Route 33. It becomes concurrent with US 33 and remains so through Silverton, where US 33 leaves the interstate and West Virginia Route 2 joins it. I-77 turns northeast toward Rockport, where it enters Wood County and turns north toward Parkersburg. It runs through the southeast corner of Parkersburg, bypassing the center of the city. It crosses the Little Kanawha River south of Parkersburg and heads northeast from the city. WV 2 leaves I-77 soon after, at exit 179 in North Hills. I-77 heads north towards Williamstown, where it crosses the Ohio River into Marietta, Ohio on the Marietta-Williamstown Interstate Bridge.

Tolls[edit]

History[edit]

Exit list[edit]

County Location Mile[2][3] km Exit Destinations Notes
East River Mountain 0.0 0.0 East River Mountain Tunnel
I‑77 / US 52 continues south into Virginia
Mercer Bluefield 0.6 1.0 1 US 52 north – Bluefield North end of US 52 overlap
Ingleside 5.0 8.0 5 WV 112 – Ingleside Southbound exit and northbound entrance
6.7 10.8 7 CR 27 (Ingleside Rd.) – Ingleside Northbound exit and southbound entrance
Princeton 8.8 14.2 9 US 460 – Princeton West Virginia Tourist Welcome Center and Vietnam War Memorial; south end of West Virginia Turnpike
13.6 21.9 14 CR 7 to WV 20 (Athens Road) – Athens Concord University
19.6 31.5 20 US 19 – Camp Creek Camp Creek State Park
Raleigh Ghent 28.8 46.3 28 CR 48 – Ghent, Flat Top
Toll Plaza A
Beckley 39.3 63.2 40 I‑64 east – Lewisburg South end of I-64 overlap
41.8 67.3 42 WV 16 / WV 97 (Robert C. Byrd Dr.) – Mabscott Twin Falls Resort State Park
44.3 71.3 44 WV 3 (Harper Rd.) – Beckley
45.6 73.4 45 Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia
47.4 76.3 48 To US 19 (Corridor L) – North Beckley, Summersville Toll plaza on northbound exit and southbound entrance
Fayette Pax 54.4 87.5 54 CR 232 – Pax
Toll Plaza B
Mossy 59.4 95.6 60 WV 612 east – Mossy, Oak Hill
  66.0 106.2 66 CR 15 – Mahan
Kanawha   74.0 119.1 74 CR 83 (Paint Creek Rd.) – Standard
  79.3 127.6 79 CR 793 (Cabin Creek Road) – Sharon
Chelyan 84.5 136.0 85 US 60 / WV 61 – Montgomery, Chelyan, Cedar Grove
87.7 141.1 Toll Plaza C
Marmet 89.3 143.7 89 WV 94 to WV 61 – Marmet, Chesapeake
Charleston 94.3 151.8 95 WV 61 (MacCorkle Avenue)
94.6 152.2 Chuck Yeager Bridge over the Kanawha River
95.5 153.7 96 US 60 east (Midland Trail) – Belle South end of US 60 overlap; north end of West Virginia Turnpike
96.6 155.5 97 US 60 west (Kanawha Boulevard) North end of US 60 overlap; northbound exit and southbound entrance
98.0 157.7 98 To WV 61 / 35th Street Bridge Southbound exit and northbound entrance
98.9 159.2 99 WV 114 (Greenbrier Street) – State Capitol
100.0 160.9 100 Leon Sullivan Way, Capitol Street
100.7 162.1 101 I‑64 west – Huntington North end of I-64 overlap
101.4 163.2 102 US 119 (Westmoreland Road)
102.7 165.3 104 I‑79 north – Clarksburg
Sissonville 105.9 170.4 106 CR 27 (Edens Fork Road)
109.9 176.9 111 CR 29 (Tuppers Creek Road) – Sissonville
112.4 180.9 114 WV 622 – Sissonville, Pocatalico
115.0 185.1 116 CR 21 (Haines Branch Road) – Sissonville
Jackson   118.9 191.4 119 CR 21 – Goldtown
  123.9 199.4 124 WV 34 – Kenna
Ripley 131.4 211.5 132 CR 21 – Fairplain, Ripley
136.9 220.3 138 US 33 east / WV 62 south – Ripley, Point Pleasant South end of US 33 overlap
Silverton 145.0 233.4 146 US 33 west / WV 2 south – Silverton, Ravenswood North end of US 33 overlap; south end of WV 2 overlap
  153.4 246.9 154 CR 1 (Medina Road)
Wood   160.7 258.6 161 CR 21 – Rockport
Parkersburg 169.0 272.0 170 WV 14 – Mineral Wells, Parkersburg
172.2 277.1 173 WV 95 (Camden Ave.) – Downtown Parkersburg
172.9 278.3 174 WV 47 (Staunton Ave.) – Parkersburg
175.4 282.3 176 US 50 (7th Street, Corridor D) – Downtown Parkersburg
179.0 288.1 179 WV 2 north / WV 68 south (Emerson Avenue) – Vienna, North Parkersburg North end of WV 2 overlap
Williamstown 184.8 297.4 185 WV 14 to WV 31 – Williamstown, Vienna
Ohio River 187.21 301.29 Marietta–Williamstown Interstate Bridge
I‑77 continues north into Ohio
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing

  1. ^ "Route Log and Finder List - Interstate System - table 1". Federal Highway Administration. 2002-10-31. Retrieved 2009-02-17. 
  2. ^ Google Inc. "overview map of Interstate 77 Between Virginia and Charleston Distances Between Interchanges". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=I-77+N&daddr=I-77+N+to:I-77+N+to:I-77+N+to:I-77+N+to:I-77+N+to:I-77+N+to:I-77+N+to:I-77+N+to:I-64+W%2FI-77+N+to:I-64+W%2FI-77+N+to:I-64+W%2FI-77+N+to:I-64+W%2FI-77+N+to:I-64+W%2FI-77+N+to:I-64+W%2FI-77+N+to:I-64+W%2FI-77+N+to:I-64+W%2FI-77+N+to:I-64+W%2FI-77+N+to:I-64+W%2FI-77+N+to:I-64+W%2FI-77+N+to:I-64+W%2FI-77+N+to:I-64+W%2FI-77+N+to:I-64+W%2FI-77+N+to:38.33558,-81.598485&hl=en&geocode=FdbGOAIdaCcq-w%3BFbLqOAIdBiAq-w%3BFbRbOQIdzh8r-w%3BFfW1OQIdKyAr-w%3BFZwdOgIdyE0r-w%3BFREPOwId_wcr-w%3BFSAkPAIdgHgq-w%3BFWX2PQIdITcq-w%3BFai0PwIdeRIp-w%3BFawlQAIdPsso-w%3BFROtQAId5bso-w%3BFczwQAIdLswo-w%3BFZJSQQIdgMAo-w%3BFQ6PQgIdAOwn-w%3BFRZtQwId_rEn-w%3BFfRHRAIdlJUm-w%3BFeDNRQIdgB0m-w%3BFeY_RgIdnjwl-w%3BFczHRgIdLmck-w%3BFViBRwIdDmoj-w%3BFZyMSAIdFnEj-w%3BFbytSAIdO4Ij-w%3BFVbRSAIdbkEj-w%3B&mra=mi&mrcr=22&mrsp=23&sz=16&sll=38.336102,-81.599579&sspn=0.004544,0.008926&ie=UTF8&ll=38.33574,-81.599096&spn=0.002272,0.004463&t=h&z=17. Retrieved 2009-02-20.
  3. ^ Google Inc. "overview map of Interstate 77 Between Charleston and Ohio Distances Between Interchanges". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=I-64+W%2FI-77+N&daddr=I-64+W%2FI-77+N+to:I-64+W%2FI-77+N+to:I-77+N+to:I-77+N+to:I-77+N+to:I-77+N+to:I-77+N+to:I-77+N+to:I-77+N+to:I-77+N+to:I-77+N+to:I-77+N+to:I-77+N+to:I-77+N+to:I-77+N+to:I-77+N+to:I-77+N+to:I-77+N+to:I-77+N+to:I-77+N+to:I-77+N+to:I-77+N+to:39.405428,-81.428776&hl=en&geocode=FUj0SAIdLOgi-w%3BFToNSQIdxbIi-w%3BFQI3SQIddX8i-w%3BFbZRSQIdpmgi-w%3BFWhgSQIdKpUi-w%3BFXaTSQIdMMoi-w%3BFXMiSgId02si-w%3BFSvlSgIdezci-w%3BFYqcSwIdejYi-w%3BFZolTAIdqFEi-w%3BFfL1TAIdIEUi-w%3BFdIETgId8yAi-w%3BFZxsTwIdJHkh-w%3BFdFYUAIdNO8g-w%3BFdTsUQId2Awh-w%3BFaYnUwIdvHEi-w%3BFRRAVAIdKpkj-w%3BFYz5VQIdTvQj-w%3BFWSTVgIdYBwk-w%3BFQipVgIdyEUk-w%3BFbYsVwIdXGsk-w%3BFezhVwId9L4k-w%3BFagGWQIdJlUl-w%3B&mra=mi&mrcr=22&mrsp=23&sz=13&sll=39.406356,-81.424999&sspn=0.035812,0.071411&ie=UTF8&ll=39.404566,-81.426544&spn=0.008953,0.017853&t=h&z=15. Retrieved 2009-02-20.


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