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Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
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FRED-65846

May 20, 2013



SUMMER HOURS ANNOUNCED FOR NORTHERN NECK FERRY SERVICE
Merry Point, Sunny Bank ferries will extend their hours in a pilot program

FREDERICKSBURG – Extended summer hours for the Merry Point and Sunny Bank ferry service on the Northern Neck will be offered this year as part of a Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) pilot program.

The summer schedule will be in effect from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, or Saturday, May 25, 2013 through Monday, September 2, 2013.

The summer hours of operation will be:

Merry Point
    Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Saturday-Sunday       9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Sunny Bank
    Monday-Saturday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Sunday No service

At the conclusion of this trial period, VDOT will evaluate summer ridership on the ferries for future potential service.

The Merry Point Ferry service is located on Route 604 in Lancaster. It crosses the western end of the Corrotoman River.

The Sunny Bank Ferry service is located on Route 644 in Northumberland County. It crosses the Little Wicomico River.

Additional information is posted on www.VirginiaDOT.org on the Merry Point and Sunny Bank ferry service.  

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