Karen Meyers 757-334-0404
March 28, 2014
JAMESTOWN-SCOTLAND FERRY SYSTEM WILL RUN AT REDUCED CAPACITY UNTIL MID MAY
SURRY– Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are running the Jamestown-Scotland ferry at a reduced capacity.
The Pocahontas has been placed in a shipyard and is out of service for a mandatory U.S. Coast Guard hull inspection and repairs. The vessel, which can carry up to 70 vehicles, will be in the shipyard until mid May
The three remaining ferries, including the Surry, Williamsburg and Virginia, will continue to transport motorists across the James River. The Surry and Williamsburg ferries can carry up to 50 vehicles per trip and the Virginia ferry can carry up to 28 vehicles.
Motorists should expect delays and may want to consider using the Interstate 664 Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel, Benjamin Harrison Bridge (Route 106) or the James River Bridge (Route 17).
Motorists are encouraged to visit www.511virginia.org, call 511, download Virginia’s free 511 mobile app or listen to Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) 1680 AM or call the Traffic Information Line at 757-361-3016 for current traffic and travel information. Information is also available on Twitter @VaDOTHR. The ferry hotline is available 24 hours a day 1-800-VAFERRY.
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