The National Park Service will temporarily close the Williamsburg Tunnel on the Colonial Parkway for an in-depth assessment of the lighting system.
NPS officials said the closure will be from 9 a.m. Monday through 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30 — detours will provide a through route in both directions during the closure.
Detour signs will divert Jamestown-bound traffic at the Parkway traffic circle, along Visitor Center Drive (RT 132Y) to South Henry Street, to the Newport Avenue interchange with the Parkway.
Signs at all turns will indicate “Colonial Parkway Jamestown Detour.”
Yorktown-bound traffic will follow the detour in the opposite direction and signs at all turns will indicate “Colonial Parkway Yorktown Detour,” according to a news release from tNPS.
The England Street ramp will remain open.
The NPS encourages everyone who chooses to visit Colonial National Historical Park during the COVID-19 pandemic to adhere to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local public health authorities to protect visitors and employees.
Updates about NPS operations will be posted on the NPS website. Check with individual parks for specific details about park operations.
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