MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Myrtle Beach is a popular destination for Northeast Ohio families.
But, as you head home from making all of those wonderful summer memories, AAA wants you and your family to avoid what could be a major traffic headache.
AAA East Central says construction on I-77 at the border of Virginia and West Virginia is causing hours of gridlock traffic. They are advising travelers to consider the roadwork when planning the return road trip and following a suggested alternative route; it’s a 17-mile detour that adds 30 minutes to the trip, but AAA says it could save you hours of waiting in traffic.
Suggested Alternate Route (heading northbound):
- 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.