Suggested detour for your trip back from Myrtle Beach to avoid hours of construction traffic

Posted: 8:35 PM, Jun 27, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-28 00:37:10Z

Summertime means summer trips, but if you're heading down to Myrtle Beach, there's a significant construction headache you should look out for on your drive back home.

Construction on I-77 North at the border of Virginia and West Virginia is causing hours of gridlock traffic. To avoid the chaos, AAA is suggesting a 30-minute detour for the trip home to avoid the massive holdup. 

The suggested alternate route for those heading from Myrtle Beach back up towards Ohio is as follows:

  • 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