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  • Phone System Down at Julian Price Campground

    The phone system at JP Campground, MP 296.9, is currently out of order. Please refer to recreation.gov to make or change any reservations. For additional questions please refer to the camping opportunities section of our website. More »

  • ONE LANE TRAFFIC CONTROL, MP 241 - 242.4

    REMINDER: Roadwork continues in a one-mile section of Parkway, commonly known as Ice Rock, from MP242.4 at Alligator Back Parking Area to MP241. The project involves twenty-four-hour, one-lane traffic control until November 1, 2014.

Parkway to Replace Substandard Guardrails

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Date: November 23, 2009

(Asheville, NC; Boone, NC; Roanoke, VA) Blue Ridge Parkway management announces that on Monday, December 7, 2009, a contract with Espina Stone, Inc. will begin replacing substandard guardrail on the Parkway, beginning at Milepost 0 at Rockfish Gap, US Route 250 and Interstate 64, and ending at Milepost 356 at Asheville, NC Route 358.  All construction work will commence under one-lane traffic controlled by flagmen, and visitors should expect potential delays of up to 15 minutes. To lessen the inconvenience to Parkway visitors, contract work will be limited to weekdays, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., with only occasional work expected on weekends.  

 

Parkway management regrets any inconvenience this may cause to park visitors but are grateful for the opportunity to make the safety improvements provided by replacing the substandard guardrail.  

 

This project is expected to be completed in 600 days with an estimated completion in May/June of 2011.

Did You Know?

Graceful curves and old fences along the Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway was designed as a recreational motor road, connecting Great Smoky Mountains and Shenandoah National Parks.