West Virginia Parkways Authority

Detour Routes

Approved Detour Routes

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Detour A (I77 Exit 59 to Exit 48)

If I77 southbound is closed between exits 85 and 48, traffic will be notified of the closure and ifrequired, detoured at Charleston onto I79 traveling northbound.  Detoured drivers will proceed north on I79 to exit 57 and will then be directed to US19 where they will travel south to Beckley.  From there, drivers can take the exit 48 entrance ramp to I77 and proceed south.

Motorists traveling east on I64 will take exit 59 onto I77 north and will be directed onto I79north at exit 104 (I77) interchange.  From here, drivers should proceed with the detour outlined above. If the northbound lanes of I77 are closed between exits 85 and 44, drivers will be directed to take exit 48 and continue north on US19 to the exit 57, I77/US19 interchange. From there, drivers will proceed south on I79 to the exit 104 interchange. Drivers will then have the option to proceed north or south on I77.

Detour B (I77 Exit 96 to Exit 85)

US60 will serve as the detour route to bypass I77 between Marmet and Chelyan.  In the case of a south bound incident, motorists will be detoured off I77 at exit 96 and proceed on US60 to Chelyan. Drivers will then be directed across the Chelyan Bridge and onto the I77 entrance ramp at exit 85 (if the incident is in the northbound lanes, drivers will follow the reverse of the route).

Detour C (I77 Exit 48 to Exit 40)

In the event of a road closure between exits 48 and 40, traffic will be detoured to US19 and I64to bypass the closure.  For a southbound closure, I77 motorists will be directed to take the North Beckley Exit, and proceed north on US19 to the intersection with WV16/US19.  Traffic will proceed south on US19, which is named Robert C Byrd Drive but changes to Eisenhower Drive, to the interchange with I 64.  Motorists will then be directed to proceed west on I64 until they are reconnected with I77. (If the incident is in the northbound lanes, drivers will follow the reverse of the route). 

Detour D (I77 Exit 40 to Exit 28)

In the event of a road closure between exits 40 and 28, traffic will be detoured along US19 andI64 to bypass the closure. For a southbound closure, I77 motorists will be directed to take Exit 40 which is the I64 eastbound exit. Drivers will proceed east on I64 to exit 125A and then proceed south on WV307 named Airport Road to the intersection with US19.  Drivers will then follow US19 south to the I77 intersection at Ghent.  (If the incident is in the northbound lanes, drivers will follow the reverse of the route).

Detour E (I77 Exit 40 to Exit 9)

In the event of a road closure between exits 28 and 9, traffic will be detoured along I64US219, and US460 to bypass the closure.  For a southbound closure, I77 motorists will be directed to take Exit 40 which is the I64 east bound exit.  Drivers will proceed east on I64 to exit 169 and then proceed south on US219 approximately 46 miles to the intersection with

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