VDOT News - Fredericksburg
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Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
Dec. 28, 2018
MERRY POINT FERRY IN LANCASTER COUNTY OUT OF SERVICE FOR REPAIRS
Ferry service has been suspended until further notice due to repairs needed to vessel's hydraulic pumps
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Service on the Merry Point Ferry in Lancaster County will remain suspended until further notice.
The Merry Point Ferry ceased operation on Wednesday, Dec. 26, after the vessel’s hydraulic pumps malfunctioned. The ferry will remain out of service while replacement parts are ordered and installed.
Travelers are encouraged to check 511Virginia for real-time information on the ferry’s operational status.
The Merry Point Ferry is a free ferry service operated by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). Located on scenic byway Route 604 (Merry Point Road and Ottoman Ferry Road), it crosses the western end of the Corrotoman River.
VDOT’s 14-county Fredericksburg District includes the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford in the Fredericksburg area; Northumberland, Richmond, Lancaster and Westmoreland counties in the Northern Neck; Essex, Gloucester, King & Queen, King William, Mathews and Middlesex counties in the Middle Peninsula.
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