Local Alert

May 1, 2019 - Ironman Triathlon

This weekend, Williamsburg hosts the Ironman 70.3 Virginia Race! With Ironman being such a large race, there will be traffic advisories in place May 5. Please be aware:

  • Richmond Road from New Kent line to Forge Road will be down to one travel lane eastbound
  • Cranston Mill Pond Road will be closed to through traffic (residents and cyclists only from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
  • Jolly Pond Road at the bridge will be closed to through traffic (cyclists only)
  • Brick Bat Road will only be accessible from the Centerville side for vehicular traffic; vehicles can exit, but not enter from the Route 5 side
  • James City County Police will be in charge of assisting those who live on blocked off roads. Those with questions should contact police ahead of time.

Because Chickahominy Riverfront Park will be the hub of activity for the race, park staff are advising campers to stay elsewhere in the area. They are asking campers not with the race to reserve campsites elsewhere because Ironman will have an impact on park usage. The road into and out of the park will be closed on the day of the race, so access to the RV and storage area will also be closed. The boat ramp will be closed on May 4 and 5 as well.

For additional, up-to-date information, please follow the Sports Williamsburg and James City County Facebook pages and visit the Ironman website.