Jamestown-Scotland Ferry System to Run at Reduced Capacity - Motorists encourage to use alternate routes during rush hours
April 11, 2011
CONTACT: Brooke Grow (757) 925-1515
Emergency Number: (757) 925-2584
SURRY– Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews have reduced service on the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry to perform emergency maintenance on one boat within the fleet, the Surry. The Pocahontas and Virginia vessels will continue to ferry motorists across the James River using the normal ferry schedule. Crews expect the Surry back in service by mid-week. The vessel was removed from service late Sunday, April 10, 2011, to perform repairs on an unexpected mechanical malfunction.
Operations will be diminished by 25 vehicles an hour while the vessel is being repaired. Motorists should expect delays and may want to consider using the I-664 Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel, the James River Bridge (Route 17), or the Benjamin Harrison Memorial Bridge (Route 106/156).
Motorists are encouraged to visit http://www.511virginia.org/ , call 511 or listen to Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) 610 AM or call the Traffic Information Line at 757-361-3016 for current traffic and travel information. The ferry hotline is available 24 hours a day 1-800-VAFERRY.