Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is one of the region’s most popular destinations for an affordable and easily-accessible summer getaway. Drivers returning home will face hours of gridlock traffic because of construction on I-77 north at the West Virginia-Virginia border.
AAA East Central is advising travelers to consider the roadwork when planning the return road trip, and to follow a suggested alternative route. It 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 toward US 460 West.
In 23 miles, turn right to re-enter I-77 North.