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Hercules Landing on Nottoway River Closed Until End of March

Published 11:42am Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Hercules Landing at Rt. 671 on the Nottoway River is closed until approximately March 26 or 27. The closure was necessary because the ramp at Hercules sat adjacent to a DOT bridge that is being expanded.

The expansion will occupy the area where the old ramp was located. The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries has been pursuing options for a new ramp for some time and was able to secure a new site almost adjacent to the current ramp. The new ramp will be much improved and will provide service far into the future.

VDGIF project managers had hoped to have the new ramp completed before having to close the old ramp, but project delays with the new site meant the old ramp had to be demolished for bridge expansion prior to opening of the new site. In addition to better boating access, the new ramp offers improved safety to vehicles and trailers entering and exiting the facility.

Updated information will be posted on the Facility Closures & Alerts page of the VDGIF website, www.dgif.virginia.gov.

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