York County, Virginia

Street Closures and Other Traffic Alerts for
July 4th Festivities in Yorktown


June 27, 2019
 
     Due to the anticipated crowds for the July Fourth fireworks, several temporary traffic patterns will be in place in Historic Yorktown that day, in addition to a few temporary street closures and blockades.
 
Closed All Day to Vehicular 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)
 
Closed for Parade:
  • 8:30 - 10 a.m.  Water Street from Comte de Grasse Street to Ballard Street
  • 9 - 10 a.m.  Ballard Street from Water Street to Main Street
 
From 9 a.m. - 10 a.m., all traffic arriving from Alexander Hamilton Boulevard via George Washington Memorial Highway will be re-routed right on to Ballard Street.
 
Evening Activities:
     Beginning at 4 p.m., unless you are a Yorktown Village resident, Riverwalk Landing business owner, or have an official pass -you will not be able to park in Historic Yorktown. Visitors attending the evening activities must park on the Yorktown Battlefield at the corner of Cook Road and Ballard Street, which can be accessed by Cook Road or the Colonial Parkway. The Battlefield will remain open to the public until it reaches capacity. This includes visitors attempting to access town via Goosley Road, Old Williamsburg Road, the Colonial Parkway, and Mathews Street (by way of George Washington Memorial Highway).
 
     The free air-conditioned Yorktown Trolley will run from approximately 10 a.m., following the parade, until 5 p.m. 
 
Handicapped Parking and Special Assistance:
     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. You must be on site and checked in by 7 p.m. to get a ride to the waterfront.
     Also, both passengers will be issued passes and must have them to return on the shuttle at the end of the evening. Drop-off will be at the Yorktown waterfront, approximately 200 yards from the performance area. Due to limited shuttle capacity, we politely request all other individuals in the party take a separate vehicle to park at the Battlefield. The shuttle will make return runs from the Yorktown Waterfront to Yorktown Middle School from 9:45 - 10:30 p.m. It is important to note that the shuttle will be parked from 7:30 to 9:45 p.m. and will return to service after the fireworks show.
 
Other Important Notes:
     Barbecue grills will be limited on July 4 to the National Park Service Beach Picnic Area with designated areas for the disposal of hot coals. All alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
 
Additional Event Info:
  • www.visityorktown.org
  • York County Tourism Development:  (757) 890-3500
  • Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter:  @visityorktown
  • #visityorktown and #york757
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