Pictures:  West Virginia - Interstate 70 Eastbound

Total Mileage In State: 14 miles
Eastern End: At Pennsylvania state line
Western End: At Ohio state line
Mileage Covered in Pictures: 14 miles
Counties Covered in Pictures: Ohio
Major Junctions in Pictures: US 250, in Wheeling
Main Towns/Cities in Pictures: Wheeling, Elm Grove

Eastbound

The speed limit starts out at 45 mph as Interstate 70 East prepares to cross the Ohio River into West Virginia. The overhead sign seen here lists the distances to the first three Wheeling exits.

Photo taken 5/25/15.

West Virginia welcome sign on Interstate 70 East approaching the Ohio River.

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Take Exit 1A to Wesbanco Arena and Wheeling Visitors Center. Interstate 70 East through traffic needs to be in the left lane, as the other sign shows.

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Interstate 70 East at mile marker 0.6, crossing the Ohio River and preparing to enter the Wheeling Tunnel. Again, all I-70 East through traffic needs to be in the left lane here since the right lane becomes an exit only lane for Exit 1A.

Photo taken 5/25/15.

Interstate 70 East at Exit 1A: US 40 East / WV 2 North - Main St / Downtown

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Preparing to enter the Wheeling Tunnel, we clearly see that Interstate 70 East is briefly reduced to one lane. The on ramp seen on the right entering the tunnel forms the second lane ahead, which continues through the tunnel.

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Interstate 70 East at Exit 1B: US 250 South / WV 2 South - 16th Street / Moundsville

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Take Exit 2A to West Liberty University and Bethany College.

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Interstate 70 East at Exit 2A: WV 88 North - Oglebay Park

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Just east of Exit 2A, the speed limit finally increases to 55 mph.

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At mile marker 2, this overhead sign lists the distances to the three upcoming Wheeling exits.

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Take Exit 2B to Wheeling Jesuit University / Hospital.

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Interstate 70 East at Exit 2B: Washington Avenue

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Interstate 70 East assurance shield to the east of Exit 2B.

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The speed limit remains 55 mph.

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Interstate 70 East at the Weigh Station located at mile marker 3.8.

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Interstate 70 East at Exit 4: US 40 - Elm Grove

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Interstate 70 East approaching Exit 5, as traffic from Interstate 470 East merges into I-70 East.

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Interstate 70 East at Exit 5: US 40 / WV 88 - Elm Grove / Triadelphia

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Interstate 70 East assurance shield just beyond Exit 5.

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Also just beyond Exit 5, the speed limit increases to 65 mph.

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Mileage/distance sign near mile marker 6. It's 3 miles to the next exit (Cabela Dr), 22 miles to Washington, PA and 65 miles to New Stanton, PA (Where I-70 East joins up with the PA Turnpike).

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Interstate 70 East at mile marker 6.5.

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Interstate 70 East at mile marker 7.

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Interstate 70 East approaching Exit 10 - 1 mile, as it climbs up a 5% grade which lasts for about 2 miles.

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Interstate 70 East at Exit 10: CR 65 - Cabela Dr

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Interstate 70 East at Exit 11: CR 41 - Dallas Pike

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Interstate 70 East at mile marker 11, as it flattens out at the top of the grade.

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Interstate 70 East assurance shield just beyond mile marker 11.

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Also just beyond mile marker 11, the speed limit increases to 70 mph. This is the standard speed limit on most rural Interstates in West Virginia.

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Mileage sign near mile marker 12. It's 3 miles to West Alexander, PA (the first exit on I-70 East in PA), 17 miles to Washington, PA and 60 miles to New Stanton, PA.

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Interstate 70 East at mile marker 13.

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Approaching the Pennsylvania border, these signs warn that the speed limit will decrease to 65 mph ahead in PA.

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At mile marker 14, we see this advance mileage sign for Exit 1 in Pennsylvania. The state line lies just ahead.

Photo taken 5/25/15.