The West Virginia. Cyclopedia
Interstate 77 (I-77)
Interstate 77 (I-77) runs roughly north-to-south across West Virginia. Along its route, the expressway courses through several of the Mountain State's most interesting mountain regions, from north to south -- the hilly fields of the Ohio Valley, the metropolitan Kanawha Valley (which includes Charleston, WV, the state capitol), the steep-walled mountains of the southern coalfields, and the broad tablelands of the New River Valley, much visited by tourists.
The West Virginia Turnpike: Charleston-Beckley-Bluefield
The portion of I-77 between Charleston and the West Virginia border near Bluefield, WV, is a toll road, the West Virginia Turnpike: the high cost of maintainence on this stretch interstate, which courses through some of the most rugged terrain in the U.S., has required
Exit 173: WV-95 Parkersburg
Exit 173: WV-14 Parkersburg