Local news- Press Release
Newport News Virginia - Newport News Begins Work on James River Strand in The Yard District 15 September 2022 ( news )
Newport News , state Virginia ( By Press Release office)
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Residents and guests in Newport News will soon have another reason to visit the newly - established Yard District , as the city is undertaking a project to offer connections to the downtown waterfront . Work has begun on the James River Strand Project , which includes improvements to Christopher Newport Park , a multi - use connection to Victory Landing Park , and amenities that offer one - of - a - kind experiences .
A significant portion of the project includes a multi - use walkway connection from 28
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“The James River Strand Project will transform the downtown waterfront in Newport News , ” says Newport News Mayor McKinley L . Price . “Residents and visitors will soon be able to enjoy unique entertainment while taking in the most spectacular views in Hampton Roads . Additional park enhancements will help guests of all ages connect with nature and create lasting memories in our great city . ”
This project is part of the city’s
Downtown Reimagined Plan
, which leverages the downtown and waterfront areas to create a vibrant , walkable community for all to dine , visit , move , and invest . The James River Strand Project is the first component of this multi - faceted plan .
To accommodate construction , Christopher Newport Park will remain closed for approximately one year . Additionally , 26
thStreet is closed to vehicles and pedestrians from West Avenue to the end of the cul - de - sac . Victory Landing Park , as well as the other city parks , remain open for all to enjoy . For information on Newport News parks , visit
www . nnparksandrec . org