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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Colonial Parkway Emergency Stabilization Orientation Map Pullout Closed for 60-90 Days

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Williamsburg, Va. – Blue Construction Services, under contract with the National Park Service, will begin emergency stabilization of the James River shoreline adjacent to the Orientation Map pullout (near kilometer marker 27) along the Colonial Parkway on June 1, 2020. The work zone will be closed to the public for safety reasons. Work is anticipated to last 60-90 days. Pedestrians and bicyclists using the nearby closed section of the Parkway should remain alert for contractor vehicles traveling to and from the work site to the Rt 199 interchange (near kilometer marker 24).

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Colonial Parkway is closed until further notice to vehicle traffic from Highway 199 (west of Colonial Williamsburg) to Jamestown Island. The Parkway in that segment will be open to bicycles and pedestrians for a total of 8.6 miles. Proper social distancing and health standards need to continue to be followed. NPS urges visitors to continue to practice Leave No Trace principles, including pack-in and pack-out.  There are no restrooms available.

To learn more about national parks in Virginia and how the National Park Service works with Virginia communities to help preserve local history, conserve the environment, and provide outdoor recreation, got to www.nps.gov/virginia

Colonial National Historical Park was established in 1930 to preserve the important seventeenth and eighteenth century sites in Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown. The Colonial Parkway continues to link the sites in its 23 miles, and is today recognized as an “All-American road.”

About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 419 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.

Media Contact:
Tim McLean, timothy_mclean@nps.gov
757-898-2410

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