Road Closures for Annual Pungo Strawberry Festival May 25 & 26

Expect Heavy Traffic and Delays along Princess Anne, West Neck and Indian River roads

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

​The 36th Annual Pungo Strawberry Festival begins Friday, May 24 and runs through Saturday and Sunday, May 25 and 26. This annual community event is expected to draw more than 100,000 guests to the southern end of the city over the two-day carnival.

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, 5/25: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Lane closed to all northbound traffic
  • Sunday, 5/26: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Lane closed to all northbound traffic

Princess Anne Road from Indian River Road to Muddy Creek Road
(Northbound and southbound lanes closed to all traffic)

  • Friday, 5/24
    • 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Road closed (except for vendors)
    • 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. – Road closed to all traffic
  • Saturday, 5/25
    • 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. – Road closed to all traffic
  • Sunday, 5/26
    • 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Road closed to all traffic

Heavy traffic is expected and possible delays 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, 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 up-to-date traffic conditions during the event download the free Waze app for iOS or Android, visit waze.com or.visit: facebook.com/CityofVaBeach or twitter.com/CityofVaBeach.

For more information on the Pungo Strawberry Festival visit www.pungostrawberryfestival.info or call (757) 721-6001.

Road Closure Map​

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