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Interstate 77 (Virginia)

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Interstate 77 (Virginia)

This article is about the section of Interstate 77 in Virginia. For the entire length of the highway, see Interstate 77.

Interstate 77
;">Route information
Maintained by Virginia DOT
Existed: Late 1950s – present
;">Major junctions
South end: Template:Jct/extra I-74 / I-77 near Mount Airy, NC
  Template:Jct/extra US 58 / US 221 near Hillsville
Template:Jct/extra I-81 / US 11 near Wytheville
North end: Template:Jct/extra I-77 / US 52 near Bluefield, WV
;">Highway system

In the U.S. state of Virginia, Interstate 77 is a north–south along the U.S. Route 52 corridor, serving Hillsville, Wytheville, and Bland. Along I-77's 67-mile (108 km) length in Virginia, it passes through the Big Walker Mountain Tunnel and East River Mountain Tunnel, the latter on the West Virginia state line and one of only two land vehicular tunnels to cross a state line.

Route description

For eight miles (13 km), Interstate 77 and Interstate 81 share pavement and form a wrong-way concurrency. Interstate 77 north is signed with Interstate 81 south and vice-versa.

The southernmost 7 miles involve a steep grade, up for northbound and down for southbound traffic. The southbound side has 2 runaway truck ramps. The lower end of the grade coincides with the North Carolina border, where the road exits the Appalachian Mountain region and levels out.

The entire length of I-77 in Virginia is also part of the proposed Interstate 74.

I-77 crosses the following mountains:


Exit list

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Accidents and incidents

On Easter Sunday March 31, 2013, a major accident involving 95 vehicles in 17 separate crashes including 18-wheelerss, killed at least three people and sent over 25 to the hospital as well as causing major backups along the southbound lanes of I-77 near Carroll County. Virginia State Police officials say excessive fog in the Fancy Gap Mountain area was to blame.[1]



External links

Interstate 74
Previous state:
West Virginia
Virginia Next state:
North Carolina
Interstate 77
Previous state:
North Carolina
Virginia Next state:
West Virginia
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