Colonial Parkway Repairs Begin

Construction activities for the rehabilitation of the Colonial Parkway began yesterday. The Great American Outdoors Act Legacy Restoration Fund will provide about $123 million for the first major holistic rehabilitation project for the Parkway since its full length opened to traffic. In 1957, the National Park Service says the first phase of construction will include closure of the Parkway from Ballard St. in Yorktown to Fusiliers Road, which will remain open. The Route 17 access ramps will be closed.

Work in that area will also include replacement of the bridge deck over Route 17. The Parkway also will be closed from Route 199 S of Williamsburg Tunnel to and including the tunnel. The North England St. access ramp will stay open to local traffic and Colonial Williamsburg buses through spring 2024. Work in the area will include replacement of the exposed aggregate concrete roadway slabs. The entire project includes the rehabilitation of about 10 miles of Parkway and eleven bridges, including the replacement of two bridge decks. Prepares to the Williamsburg tunnel and rehabilitation of these stormwater drainage systems