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 Newport News Virginia - Newport News Begins Work on James River Strand in The Yard District 15 September 2022 ( news )

Newport News Virginia - Newport News Begins Work on James River Strand in The Yard District 15 September 2022 ( news )

Newport News , state Virginia
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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...... />   thStreet and Christopher Newport Park to Victory Landing Park .  This will allow guests closer access to the James River .  Plans also include an outdoor amphitheater , with terraced lawn seating , hardscape areas , lighting , and electricity to support small - scale performances and special events .  
   “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
    .   
   



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