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PIO Control Room 757-424-6754

October 28, 2012

Update: 1:30 p.m.




JAMES CITY COUNTY- The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) temporarily reduced service at the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry beginning at 11 a.m. today due to high tides.   The Pocahontas, the largest ferry boat in the Jamestown-Scotland fleet, is currently running on a nighttime schedule until further notice, carrying motorists across the James River. The operating ferry will depart the Surry dock on the half hour and the Jamestown dock on the hour.


Motorists are advised to use the Route 17 James River Bridge as an alternate route. 


Suggested Alternate Route:


From the Surry Side:

Take Route 10 to Route 258 to the James River Bridge (Route 17). Follow signs for Interstate 64 West. Exit onto Route 199 toward Williamsburg. Follow to Route 31 (Jamestown Road).

From the Jamestown Side:

Take Route 31 to Route 199. Make a right onto Route 199. Merge onto Interstate 64 East. Follow to the James River Bridge exit. After traveling over the bridge make a right onto Route 258, and then make a right onto Route 10. Follow Route 10 into the town of Surry.


For updates on ferry service, motorists can call the ferry hotline at 1-800-VA-FERRY. For more information about other VDOT maintained roads, motorists can tune into 1680AM, dial 511 or visit




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