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    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.

Stabilization Project Between Craggy Gardens and Mount Mitchell

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Date: November 15, 2012
Contact: Larry Hultquist, (828) 348 3482

The Blue Ridge Parkway has implemented a full, two-lane closure to all visitor use between Milepost 355.3 and Milepost 359.8.The closure begins just south of Highway 128, at the entrance to Mount Mitchell State Park, and ends at Walker Knob Overlook. Access to Mount Mitchell State Park remains open to southbound Parkway traffic via State Road 80.

Parkway thru traffic is detoured from Asheville along Highway 70 to I-40 to Highway 226 to Highway 221 and back to Highway 226 to the Parkway.Buses and recreational vehicles are encouraged to take Highway 221 to the Parkway.

The closure and detour will remain in effect until spring of 2013 to ensure public safety while critical slope stabilization repairs are completed on the Parkway. Parkway management apologizes for any inconvenience to our visitors.


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Within the boundaries of the Blue Ridge Parkway are 47 Natural Heritage Areas set aside as national, regional, or state examples of exemplary natural communities.