First Warning Traffic – Memorial Day travel, Pungo Road Closures Start Tonight
Road Closures for Annual Pungo Strawberry Festival May 26 & 27
Expect Heavy Traffic and Delays along Princess Anne, West Neck and Indian River Roads
The 35th Annual Pungo Strawberry Festival begins Friday, May 25 and runs through Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27. This community event is expected to draw more than 100,000 guests to the southern end of the city.
During the event the following roads will be closed at the times listed below:
Princess Anne Road – Northbound lane from Indian River Road to Back Bay Farms entrance – 1833 Princess Anne Road (Designated Pedestrian Walkway)
- Saturday, 5/26 – 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Lane closed to all northbound traffic
- Sunday, 5/27 – 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Lane closed to all northbound traffic
Princess Anne Road from Indian River Road to Muddy Creek Road
(North and southbound lanes closed to all traffic)
- Friday, 5/25
- 5 – 8 p.m. Road closed (except for vendors)
- 8 – 10 p.m. Road closed to all traffic
- Saturday, 5/26
- 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Road closed to all traffic
- Sunday, 5/27
- 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Road closed to all traffic
Heavy traffic and possible delays are expected along the following roadways. Avoid these roads if at all possible:
- Indian River Road from West Neck Road to New Bridge Road
- Princess Anne Road from Sandbridge Road to Indian River Road
- Princess Anne Road from West Neck Road to Muddy Creek Road
- New Bridge Road from Indian River Road to Sandbridge Road
To alleviate anticipated traffic back-ups and delays, Virginia Beach Police will be managing traffic control and directing vehicles to designated parking areas. Citizens are reminded that the event is free, however, the parking fee is $10 CASH ONLY.
Sandbridge Beach: Drivers are highly encouraged to avoid access to Sandbridge Beach via Indian River to Princess Anne to New Bridge roads. Drivers from the south are advised to take West Neck Road north to North Landing and then east on Princess Anne Road (2200 block) to Sandbridge Road.
For more information on the Pungo Strawberry Festival visit http://pungostrawberryfestival.info or call (757) 721-6001.