Lauren Hansen 757-925-1660


Feb. 6, 2010


SURRY - The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) temporarily reduced service at the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry beginning at 7:20 a.m. today due to high tides. High water prevents the smaller vessels in the fleet from docking safely.  The Pocahontas, the largest ferry boat in the Jamestown-Scotland fleet, will run between Surry and Jamestown across the James River every 20-25 minutes until further notice.

Alternate Routes:

Motorists are advised to use the Route 17 James River Bridge as an alternate route:

From the Surry Side:

Take Route 10 to Route 258 to the James River Bridge (Route 17). Follow signs for Route 64 West. Exit onto Route 199 toward Williamsburg. Follow to Route 31 (Jamestown Road).

From the Jamestown Side:

Take Route 31 to Route 199. Make a right onto Route 199. Merge onto Route 64 East. Follow to the James River Bridge exit. After traveling over the bridge make a right onto Route 258, then make a right onto Route 10. Follow Route 10 to the blinking light in the town of Surry.

Motorists may also use the Judith Stewart Dresser Memorial Bridge on Route 5 as an alternate route:

Take Route 5 West to the Judith Stewart Dresser Memorial Bridge (James City/Charles City) to Route 106/156 South. Go over the Benjamin Harrison Bridge to Route 10 East to Surry.

For updates on ferry service, motorists can call the ferry hotline at 1-800-VA-FERRY. Motorists are encouraged to contact, listen to Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) 610AM, or dial 511 for the most current traffic and travel information for Hampton Roads interstate conditions.


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