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Old 07-13-2016, 07:51 AM   #1
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WV Turnpike I64/77

Any hints for traveling or perhaps avoiding this route for a quick trip south in late Fall and again in Winter? I travel it frequently in my pick up to and from visiting family. I've seen it both clear and then jacked up with weather not being a factor.
We are leaning towards not using it as a route and instead going down I65 to Nashville and on to Atlanta 😒 and into Fl.
Our starting point is Southern Ohio.
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We use US 23 through Kentucky, va, nc, ga. It's a lot longer time wise. Most of it is four lanes, short stretches of interstate.we get on it at Ashland ky where there is a KOA and take it into ga where we get on US 441 south.
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You can also take interstate 64 from Charlston wv before the turnpike starts west to interstate 75 and then go south Atlanta.
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Looks like we will be using 64/77 next week as we are coming from Kansas City (home) to our sons place in Troutville, VA (Roanoke area). Going to pickup our grandson and head to Cape Canaveral for a rocket launch on the 28th.
I was concerned with road conditions in WV, but what I could find online, doesn't appear to be a problem.

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We towed down I-77 in May and it is one of my favorite roads for beauty. I just took it easy on the curvy sections and enjoyed the ride. Any interstate can get backed up if there is a crash or construction but have never encountered either during numerous trips up and down I-77. Of course YMMV
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We use US 23 through Kentucky, va, nc, ga. It's a lot longer time wise. Most of it is four lanes, short stretches of interstate.we get on it at Ashland ky where there is a KOA and take it into ga where we get on US 441 south.

I forgot about old 23 ... That's a nice easy route. Txt for the feedback
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We towed down I-77 in May and it is one of my favorite roads for beauty. I just took it easy on the curvy sections and enjoyed the ride. Any interstate can get backed up if there is a crash or construction but have never encountered either during numerous trips up and down I-77. Of course YMMV

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Just came back from there. You can take 61.


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Heck the turnpike is fine, on weekdays. Weekends can be a busy near the tollbooths. It was fun back in the day, drag race from the toolbooth, pay your quarter, get that green light drop the clutch on my 86 Mustang GT. Let it roll, (Beep)
But I digress. Its like $2 a axle now or something outrageous.
Weekends have a lot of ' oHIo ' & PA travelers going back and forth to the beaches. Its Like shift change.
During the week I haven't had an issue. Have some torque to pull them 6% grades, Flat top north is 7% I think. They have truck lanes on the uphill grades, if you have spark plugs, so its good
Camp Creek is a nice campground, State of West Virginia establishment, and close to 77/Turnpike, right at the bottom of Flat Top.
They are always working on the Turnpike somewhere. They have their own website for toll information.
I like to pay for the car behind me sometimes, if they have a bunch of kids and I pass them, or see them in the mirror. Its fun. I always wonder if it give the parents a smile, makes a difference in their day , makes it easier. I often wonder,
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Any hints for traveling or perhaps avoiding this route for a quick trip south in late Fall and again in Winter? I travel it frequently in my pick up to and from visiting family. I've seen it both clear and then jacked up with weather not being a factor.
We are leaning towards not using it as a route and instead going down I65 to Nashville and on to Atlanta 😒 and into Fl.
Our starting point is Southern Ohio.
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Bear towards 75 down to Knoxville and 40 to Asheville. Plenty of choices from there. That corridor from K to A carries a lot of traffic, but it's predictable in main. Otherwise, 75 and getting thru ATL 0900-1100.

I am on these routes almost weekly. I dislike WV due to poor sight lines on the TPK (past other problems).
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Bear towards 75 down to Knoxville and 40 to Asheville. Plenty of choices from there. That corridor from K to A carries a lot of traffic, but it's predictable in main. Otherwise, 75 and getting thru ATL 0900-1100.

I am on these routes almost weekly. I dislike WV due to poor sight lines on the TPK (past other problems).
Agree totally about the sight lines. We avoid the wv tp at all costs. Sometimes we have to use it, but don't like to. At Asheville you can get on us23/ 441 south.
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