Thursday, April 18, 2024

Parkway tunnel closed for lighting assessment

A portion of the Colonial Parkway will be temporarily closed Friday.

The Williamsburg Tunnel on the Colonial Parkway will be closed from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a lighting assessment, according to a news release from the National Park Service. 

Drivers will follow detour signs in both directions during the closure.

Detour signs will direct Jamestown-bound traffic at the Parkway traffic circle, along Visitor Center Drive, to South Henry Street, to the Newport Avenue interchange with the parkway.

Traffic heading toward Yorktown will follow the detour in the opposite direction. All turns will have signs that read “Colonial Parkway Yorktown Detour.”

The England Street ramp will remain open.

The National Park Service still encourages people who visit the Colonial Parkway during the pandemic to adhere to national and state guidance. Updates to operations will be posted on the National Park Service website.


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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