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July 24, 2015
Blue Ridge Parkway Seeking Biologists to Participate in 24-Hour Bio-Blitz
The Blue Ridge Parkway is hosting a 24-hour biological inventory or “Bio-Blitz,” beginning at2:00 p.m.onFriday, September 18, 2015.

June 04, 2015
Blue Ridge Parkway and US Mint Host Community Events to Introduce Blue Ridge Parkway Quarter
After an intensive review and design process by state and federal officials, an iconic scene from the Blue Ridge Parkway was selected to be represented on the 28th coin released in the United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters® Program.

April 23, 2015
Blue Ridge Parkway and Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation Announce $700,000 Centennial Challenge Funding
The Blue Ridge Parkway is pleased to announce that $710,035 will be directed to addressing critical repairs along the 469-mile corridor.

March 27, 2015
Deep Gap Closure
A section of the Blue Ridge Parkway will close on April 1, 2015, in order to make critical repairs to Deep Gap Bridge at US 421. A detour will be signed in the area from Milepost 269.8, at Phillips Gap north of the bridge to Milepost 276.4 at the US 421 ramp. Access to Jeffress Park Picnic Area will remain open from the north end of the detour.

March 16, 2015
Blue Ridge Parkway Announces Temporary Road Closures for Routine Maintenance From Milepost 0 to 106
Beginning Monday morning, March 16, 2015, and continuing for approximately one month, Blue Ridge Parkway maintenance personnel will be conducting road shoulder and ditch cleaning operations in Virginia.

September 08, 2014
Blue Ridge Parkway Announces Contract Award for Pisgah Inn
Blue Ridge Parkway Superintendent Mark H. Woods announced today that Parkway Inn, Inc. was awarded the concession contract to operate the Pisgah Inn at Milepost 408.6 for the next ten years.


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