Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is one of the region’s most popular destinations for friends and families looking for an affordable and easily accessible summer getaway, and motorists returning home will face hours of gridlock traffic due to construction on I-77 North at the border of West Virginia and Virginia.
AAA East Central is advising travelers to consider the roadwork when planning the return road trip, and to follow a suggested alternative route, which is a 17-mile detour that adds 30 minutes to the trip, but could save hours of waiting in traffic.
AAA advises the following route:
- As you approach the merger of I-77 and I-81, take exit 32 to merge onto I-81 North toward Roanoke.
- 16.5 miles later, take exit 98 for VA-100 North toward Dublin/Pearisburg.
- Take Route 100 North for almost 25 miles (through Pearisburg).
- Keep left at the fork towards US 460 West.
- In 23 miles, turn right to re-enter I-77 North.