VDOT News - Fredericksburg
Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
May 25, 2016
MERRY POINT FERRY TO REMAIN OUT OF SERVICE UNTIL LATE JUNE
Routine maintenance and painting project delayed by inclement weather
FREDERICKSBURG – The Merry Point Ferry in Lancaster County will remain out of service for routine maintenance and painting until late June.
The vessel was taken out of service in April and was expected to resume normal operations by Memorial Day.
“Continuous rain and high humidity levels during the month of May hampered the progress of the scheduled maintenance and painting project,” said VDOT‘s Fredericksburg District Maintenance Engineer Robert Prezioso, P.E.
The work includes, cleaning off the rust, sanding and painting the vessel.
The Merry Point Ferry is located on Route 604 (Merry Point Road) and crosses the western end of the Corrotoman River.
Additional information about the Merry Point Ferry is available online at http://www.virginiadot.org/travel/merry_point_ferry.asp.
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