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Another directions question




I've been coming to obx since '89 and have always done Rt 64 at the I64/I77 split around Beckley Wv. Looking at gps, I'm thinking about taking the I77, cause I'll be actually be going to Manteo. Your opinion?


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I am not familiar with Beckley, West Virginia, but what makes your question confusing is that there are two ways to enter the outer banks, unless you want to take long ferry rides.

Coming in from the west into Manteo involves US Route 64. Coming in from the north often involves interstate 64. I believe that if you were going to Manteo that the route that takes you on US Route 64 would be your best bet ;here is what it would look like on a map.

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Your link is one of the ways on mapquest, which I'm pretty sure the one I'm going to try. Thanks


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Good luck. I’m not very familiar with US Route 64 west of Raleigh, nor am I very familiar with interstate 64 northwest of Richmond. But I do know that coming in from the west on US Route 64 enables you to avoid the outer banks altogether, which could come in handy in the summertime.


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I've always taken 64 west of Beckley, which takes me through Richmond Va.. Always had lot of traffic/accidents around Norfolk. Then if there's an accident in the tunnel after Norfolk, makes for a long drive. Seems best, like you said, to come straight into Manteo, from the way you suggested. Thanks again


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You are very welcome. Let us know how the two routes compare.


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I will be down there at the end of next week, let you know then.


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Taking the "South route" is the way to go. I've taken both routes multiple times. Whenever I go through Richmond/Norfolk, I wish I had taken the southern route. Stay on 77, and go into Manteo on US64, through Alligator river. Much better drive.


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Coming from outside Cleveland in Ohio I wouldn't even consider anything but I-77. I go to Avon. The other ways are now just nightmares I had many years ago. Incidents you rather not go back to. Losing a parent. Losing a dog. Driving around Washington D.C.

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We come that way. Yes, Beckley down to Winston Salem and then over. Once you are past Raleigh traffic lightens up. If you go Beckley and across 64 over to Richmond then the traffic picks up and there is a lot of new construction going on there and around Norfolk. Off season not too bad, but if you go that route during the season you also encounter the Virginia beach traffic. That is a pain.




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Looks like the southern route, is the way to go. Thanks everyone!


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You can try 64 East to Richmond, then pick up 295 South to 460 East in Disputanta. Then:

Take exit 3A for U.S. 460 E toward Norfolk
0.5 mi
Keep left to continue on US-460 E
50.2 mi

Merge onto US-13 N/US-460 E/US-58 E via the ramp to VA-10 W/Newport News/Norfolk/Va Beach
Continue to follow US-13 N/US-58 E
10.6 mi
Take the US-13 N ramp to I-264 E/I-64/Portsmouth/Norfolk/VA Beach
0.6 mi
Keep left and merge onto I-664 S
1.0 mi
Take exit 15B for I-64 toward Chesapeake/VA Beach
0.5 mi
Continue onto I-64 W
7.6 mi
Take exit 291B for Virginia 168 toward Great Brg
0.6 mi
Merge onto VA-168 S
Toll road
Entering North Carolina
15.6 mi
Continue onto NC-168 S
18.3 mi
Continue onto US-158 E

This is the way we go when we stay on the northern beaches, if we are headed south we come in through Manteo.


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