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Area attractions, residents brace for traffic impacts

Area attractions, residents brace for traffic impacts

Travel and tourism officials are bracing themselves with optimistic uncertainty over how Interstate 64 construction in the greater Williamsburg area will affect visitation this summer.

Both the Virginia Department of Transportation and AAA Tidewater are embarking on campaigns to make the public aware of the ongoing construction through a 13.3 mile stretch of I-64, which is expected to take several years to complete.

The Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance, though, is walking a narrow balance beam between traffic transparency and touting tourism opportunities.

"We're not going to make a big deal about it on our tourism sites," said alliance...

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