Saturday, February 24, 2024

Jamestown-Scotland Ferry will Operate at Reduced Capacity Due to Scheduled Maintenance

Williamsburg ferry, 1983 ( Courtesy of Virginia Department of Transportation)

JAMESTOWN — The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) announced that the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry, the free car and bus ferry service, will operate at a reduced capacity due scheduled vessel maintenance.

Of the four ferries in the fleet, the Powhatan and Pocahontas will be out of service for the foreseeable future, according to a VDOT press release. Officials are optimistic that both vessels will be back in service before the beginning of the holiday season.

The Williamsburg and Surry ferries will still be in operation and will continue to transport motorists between Jamestown and Surry.

VDOT says that motorists should expect delays and are encouraged to look at the real-time traffic footage of the boarding locations before arriving.

The Jamestown-Scotland Ferry has been in operation since 1925 and transports around 925,000 vehicles across the James River every year.

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