Pictures:  West Virginia - Interstate 77 Northbound

Total Mileage In State: 187 miles
Northern End: At Ohio state line
Southern End: At Virginia state line
Mileage Covered in Pictures: 187 miles
Counties Covered in Pictures: Raleigh, Fayette, Kanawha, Jackson, Wood
Major Junctions in Pictures: I-64 East, near Beckley, WV
US 19, near North Beckley, WV
I-64 West, in Charleston, WV
I-79 North, in Charleston, WV
Main Towns/Cities in Pictures: Princeton, Beckley, Charleston, Parkersburg

Northbound

Interstate 77 North at Exit 1: US 52 North - Bluefield
West Virginia welcome sign as Interstate 77 North enters the state from Virginia.
Interstate 77 North shield sign located near mile marker 1.
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.
Mileage sign located near mile marker 2. It's 9 miles to Princeton, 45 miles to Beckley, and 98 miles to Charleston.
Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 2.5, as I-77 continues its downgrade which starts when you cross into the state.
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.
Interstate 77 North: Road view from near mile marker 7.
Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 7.4 as I-77 starts to climb up toward Princeton.
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.
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.
Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 12.
Interstate 77 North at Exit 14: CR 7 / To WV 20 - Athens Rd
Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 15.
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.
Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 16.5.
Interstate 77 North at the Rest Area / Service Plaza / Weigh Station located near mile marker 18.
Interstate 77 North at Exit 20: US 19 - Camp Creek
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.
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.
Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 24.
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.
Interstate 77 North at Exit 28: CR 48 - Ghent / Flat Top
Interstate 77 North approaching the first northbound Toll Plaza on the West Virginia Turnpike - 1/2 mile.
A closer view of the Toll Plaza, located near mile marker 30.
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.
Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 31.5.
Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 32.5.
Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 35.5.
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.
Interstate 77 North at Exit 40: Interstate 64 East - Lewisburg
Sign near mile marker 40 listing the distances to the upcoming Beckley exits.
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.
Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West shield signs located just past mile marker 40.
Speed limit sign located near mile marker 41. The speed limit on most rural West Virginia Interstate highways is 70 mph.
Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West at Exit 42: WV 16 / WV 97 - Robert C. Byrd Dr / Mabscott
Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West at Exit 44: WV 3 - Harper Rd / Beckley
Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West at Exit 45: Tamarack (The Best of West Virginia) / Travel Plaza
Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West at Exit 48: To US 19 - North Beckley / Summersville
Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West: Road view from mile marker 48.
Mileage sign located near mile marker 49. From here, it's 5 miles to Pax and 51 miles to Charleston.
Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West: Road view from near mile marker 53.
Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West at Exit 54: CR 23/2 - Pax
Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West: Road view from mile marker 55.
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.
Sign warning motorists to reduce speed, as the Toll Plaza is now 1/2 mile ahead.
A view of the Toll Plaza, near mile marker 56.
Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West: Road view from mile marker 57.5.
Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West at Exit 60: WV 612 - Mossy / Oak Hill
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.
Another warning sign stating that the first of several sharp curves is 3/4 mile ahead.
Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West: Road view from mile marker 62.
The speed limit drops from 70 mph to 60 mph during this stretch of sharp curves.
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.
Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West: Road view from near mile marker 64.
Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West at Exit 66: CR 15 - Mahan
Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West: Road view from mile marker 68.5.
Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West: Another road view, this time from mile marker 69.5.
Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West at the Service Plaza located near mile marker 72.
Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West: Road view from mile marker 73.5.
Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West at Exit 74: Montgomery / Paint Creek Rd
Mileage sign located near mile marker 75. It's 4 miles to Sharon, 25 miles to Charleston, and 102 miles to Parkersburg.
Warning sign located at mile marker 75.5. The sign is alerting drivers of a 5% downgrade which lasts for the next 2 miles.
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.
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.
Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West at Exit 79: CR 79/3 - Sharon / Cabin Creek Rd
Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West: Road view from mile marker 80.
Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West: Road view from mile marker 80.5.
Warning sign located near mile marker 90, alerting motorists to reduce their speed in preparation for approaching the Toll Plaza 1/2 mile ahead.
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.
Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West: Road view from near mile marker 84.
Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West at Exit 85: US 60 / WV 61 - Chelyan / Cedar Grove
Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West at Exit 89: WV 61 / WV 94 - Marmet / Chesapeake
Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West: Road view from mile marker 91.5.
Sign listing the distances to the upcoming Charleston exits.
Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West at Exit 95: WV 61 - MacCorkle Ave
Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West approaching Exit 96 - 1 mile. You're also approaching the Chuck Yeager Bridge, which crosses the Kanawha River.
View as you cross the Chuck Yeager Bridge over the Kanawha River.
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.
Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West at Exit 96: US 60 (Midland Trail) East - Belle
Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West at Exit 97: US 60 (Midland Trail) West - Kanawha Blvd
The speed limit now drops to 60 mph as you approach downtown Charleston.
Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West at Exit 99: WV 114 - State Capitol / Greenbrier St
Sign listing the distances to more of the upcoming Charleston exits.
Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West at Exit 99: Leon Sullivan Way / Capitol St
Interstate 77 North / Interstate 64 West approaching Exit 101 - 1/4 mile.
Interstate 77 North at Exit 101: Interstate 64 West - Huntington
Interstate 77 North at Exit 102: US 119 - Westmoreland Rd
Interstate 77 North approaching Exit 104 - 1/2 mile.
Interstate 77 North at Exit 104: Interstate 79 North - Clarksburg
Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 103.5.
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.
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.
Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 104.
Interstate 77 North at Exit 106: CR 27 - Edens Fork Rd
Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 109.
Interstate 77 North at Exit 111: CR 29 - Tuppers Creek Rd
Interstate 77 North shield sign located near mile marker 112.
Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 112.
Interstate 77 North at Exit 114: WV 622 - Sissonville / Pocatalico
Mileage sign at mile marker 114. It's 7 miles to Goldtown while Ripley lies 23 miles ahead and Parkersburg is 58 miles ahead.
Interstate 77 North at Exit 116: CR 21 - Haines Branch Rd
Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 117.
Interstate 77 North at Exit 119: CR 21 - Goldtown
Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 120.5.
Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 122.
Interstate 77 North at Exit 124: WV 34 - Kenna
Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 125.5.
Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 126.
Use Exit 132 to get to the Cedar Lakes Conference Center and the Race Track.
Interstate 77 North at Exit 132: CR 21 - Fairplain / Ripley
Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 134.
Use Exit 138 for WVU - Parkersburg and the Jackson County Center.
Interstate 77 North at Exit 138: US 33 East / WV 62 South - Ripley
Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 142.
Interstate 77 North at Exit 146: WV 2 South - Silverton / Ravenswood
Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 148.
Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 150.
Interstate 77 North at Exit 154: CR 1 - Medina Rd
Mileage sign located near mile marker 155. It's 6 miles to Rockport, 20 miles to Parkersburg, and 32 miles to Marietta, OH.
Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 161.
Interstate 77 North at Exit 161: CR 21 - Rockport
Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 162.
Interstate 77 North at the Rest Area located near mile marker 165.
Use Exit 170 to get to the Race Track.
Interstate 77 North at the Weigh Station located near mile marker 169.
Interstate 77 North at Exit 170: WV 14 - Mineral Wells
Sign listing the distances to the upcoming Parkersburg exits.
Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 172.
Interstate 77 North at Exit 173: WV 95 - Camden Ave / Downtown
Use Exit 174 to get to WVU - Parkersburg and the Oil and Gas Museum.
Interstate 77 North at Exit 174: WV 47 - Staunton Ave
Use Exit 176 to get to Blennerhassett Island and North Bend State Parks.
Interstate 77 North at Exit 176: US 50 - 7th Street
Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 177.
Use Exit 179 to get to the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Airport and Ohio Valley University.
Interstate 77 North at Exit 179: WV 2 North / WV 68 South - Emerson Ave / Vienna
Interstate 77 North: Road view from mile marker 183.
Interstate 77 North at Exit 185: WV 14 / WV 31 - Williamstown
Interstate 77 North as it prepares to cross the Ohio River, near mile marker 187.
Interstate 77 North as it crosses the Ohio River and into Ohio.