Oh I call that stretch "running the gauntlet". I absolutely loathe making my way from Newport News southward. Then the tunnel adding insult to injury. This is my hometown but I've moved away several times and am always shocked at how much worse the driving is here when I return. Over the years it's simply morphed into a smaller Northern VA/D.C. scenario. Just...barbaric. Yeah it's a unique plethora of knuckleheads around here. I live off one of the worst exits at one of the worst interchanges in Virginia Beach and I don't know how I survive each day. That said, Williamsburg is beautiful. And more than a few times when returning from somewhere north of there, if I didn't have anywhere particular to be and a little extra time on my hands, I've taken the Jamestown Ferry and the long route back through Smithfield.