VDOT News - Fredericksburg


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Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
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July 31, 2020

Crews have secured the Merry Point and Sunnybank ferry vessels ahead of anticipated inclement weather; Travelers can check 511Virginia for updates

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Two Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) ferries have been taken out of service in the Northern Neck area to secure the vessels ahead of anticipated inclement weather.

The Merry Point and Sunnybank ferries are cable-guided vessels. Each ferry requires one crew member to operate. Ferry operators are employed by a VDOT contractor. 

The Merry Point Ferry is located on Route 604 (Merry Point Road and Ottoman Ferry Road) in Lancaster County and crosses the western end of the Corrotoman River.

The Sunnybank Ferry crosses the Little Wicomico River on Route 644 in Northumberland County.

Travelers can find real-time information on ferry operating status on 511Virginia.

Check 511Virginia before starting a trip for real-time information about traffic, incidents, work zones and road conditions in Virginia.

Download the free mobile 511 app for Apple and Android devices to stay connected, or visit www.511Virginia.org. Motorists also can reach 511Virginia by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia.


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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