Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Yorktown to See Temporary Traffic Patterns, Street Closures July 4

July Fourth parade Fifes and Drums. (York County Public Affairs)

YORKTOWN — Historic Yorktown will see several temporary traffic patterns, in addition to street closures and blockades, due to the anticipated crowds for the fireworks on the Fourth of July.

Closed All Day to Vehicle Traffic:

  • Zweybrucken Road
  • Comte de Grasse Street
  • Main Street (from Zweybrucken to Ballard)
  • Beach Picnic Area (located at corner of Water and Comte de Grasse Streets)
  • Church, Nelson, Smith, and Bacon Streets (restricted to residents only)
  • Water Street (from Comte de Grasse to Read Streets)
  • Ambler Street

Closed for Parade:

  • 8:45 – 10 a.m. — Water Street from Read to Buckner Street
  • 8:45 – 10 a.m. — Ballard Street from Water to Main Street

Additionally, From 9-10 a.m., all traffic arriving from Alexander Hamilton Boulevard via George Washington Memorial Highway (Rt. 17) will be re-routed to the right onto Ballard Street.

Free parking will be available during the day at York Hall, York-Poquoson Courthouse, County Administration Building, the National Park Service Battlefield Visitor Center, and other designated public parking lots throughout town. Limited parking will be available at the Riverwalk Landing parking terrace on the lower level only.

The complementary, wheelchair-accessible Yorktown Trolley will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on a modified route.

Except for Yorktown Village residents, business owners, or those with an official pass, visitors will not be able to park in Historic Yorktown after 4 p.m. Those attending the evening activities must park on the Yorktown Battlefield at the corner of Cook Road and Ballard Street, which can be accessed via Cook Road or the Colonial Parkway. The Battlefield will remain open until it reaches capacity.

Transportation will be provided from Yorktown Middle School from 4-7 p.m. for those with disabilities and special needs, as well as one designated escort. Due to limited shuttle capacity, all other individuals in the party are asked to drive a separate vehicle to Yorktown and park at the Battlefield.

Those using the shuttle must be on-site and checked in by 7 p.m. Both passengers will be issued passes and must have them to return at the end of the evening. Drop-off will be at the Yorktown Waterfront, approximately 200 yards from the performance area.

The shuttle will make return runs from 9:45 – 10:30 p.m. From 7:30 to 9:45 p.m. it will not make runs until after the fireworks show.

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