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Latest construction updates
The closures below went into effect Monday, August 14, 2023. Please see the "Handout of project timetable" and "Meeting boards" links for detour information. Please expect lane closures intermittently on other sections of the Parkway.
Williamsburg Tunnel southward to the Route 199 interchange closure through Summer 2024: The first phase of construction will close the Parkway from the Williamsburg Tunnel southward to the Route 199 interchange. The North England Street access ramp will remain open to local traffic and Colonial Williamsburg buses through Summer 2024 (estimate). Work southward from the tunnel will include replacement of the exposed aggregate concrete roadway slabs, drainage improvements, bridge repairs and tunnel rehabilitation, including lighting upgrades. The initial phase in this area is scheduled for closure through Summer 2024. At that time, the closure will expand to include the North England Street ramp and the Williamsburg Circle.
Ballard Street in Yorktown to Fusiliers Road closure through Winter 2024/2025: The Parkway will be closed from Ballard Street in Yorktown to Fusiliers Road, which will remain open. The Route 17 access ramps will be closed. Work in this area will begin with replacement of the bridge deck over Route 17. Work will continue with replacement of the bridge deck over Yorktown Creek, exposed aggregate slab replacement, and drainage improvements. This segment is expected to remain closed through Winter 2024/2025.
Public overview of the Parkway project, June 2023
An informational public meeting took place on June 22, 2023. In case you could not make it, here are the materials that were shared.
Overview of the project
Thanks to the Great American Outdoors Act, Colonial National Historical Park has secured funding to repair and maintain a ten mile section of the Colonial Parkway, which runs through the park. This vital investment will restore up to 90-year-old Parkway infrastructure for the next 40 to 50 years.The Colonial Parkway Rehabilitation Project will increase visitor access, safety and enjoyment by:
The nearly $123 million Colonial Parkway Rehabilitation Project is one of the largest contruction projects established by the Legacy Restoration Fund in the nation. It will address $110.5 million of maintenance backlog identified by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) along the Colonial Parkway. Work will include:
The timetable for this project is currently expected to be slightly less than three years, ending in time for the celebration of the nation's 250th birthday in 2026. Work in the vicinity of Williamsburg, Virginia should be concluded by October 31, 2025, with the remainder of the work completed by June 30, 2026.
Last updated: December 27, 2023