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If you drive on Colonial Parkway, you might want to be aware of this


The Colonial Parkway (WYDaily file photo)
The Colonial Parkway (WYDaily file photo)

Drivers on the Colonial Parkway will have to keep an eye out for changes in their route the next few weeks.

The National Park Service, which operates the parkway, will be closing down various ramps at Newport Avenue beginning Feb. 20. Ramps will be closed to seal the joints in the concrete pavement, according to the City of Williamsburg.

On Feb. 20-21, the northbound ramp on the Lodge side will be closed.

The southbound ramp, on the Bicentennial Park side, will be closed Feb. 25-26.

There will be signed detours in place for both ramps along the parkway and on Newport Avenue.

Poor weather conditions could cause the work to be delayed or rescheduled so drivers should monitor the city’s social media for updates.

Alexa Doiron
Alexa Doiron
Alexa Doiron is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She graduated from Roanoke College and is currently working on a master’s degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Alexa was born and raised in Williamsburg and enjoys writing stories about local flair. She began her career in journalism at the Warhill High School newspaper and, eight years later, still loves it. After working as a news editor in Blacksburg, Va., Alexa missed Williamsburg and decided to come back home. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen and playing with her puppy, Poe. Alexa can be reached at

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