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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.

Temporary Road Closures for Routine Maintenance From Milepost 16 to 27

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Date: February 24, 2014
Contact: David Foster, (540) 377 2377 ext 22

Beginning Monday morning, March 17, 2014,and continuing for one week, Blue Ridge Parkway maintenance personnel will be conducting cutting operations along the roadside fromMilepost 16 to Milepost 27 (between ViriginaSR 814 at Love Gap and SR 56). During this period, both lanes of the Parkway in the work zone will be closed to all activity (cars, bicycles, and hikers) to ensure the safety of the maintenance workers as well as Parkway visitors.

Annually, Blue Ridge Parkway maintenance and resource management staff conducts maintenance activities that help control invasive vegetation growth along the Parkway. To help insure safe sight distances and a clear right-of-way, this work requires using a large tractor with a cutting head on a long arm, or boom. This tractor must remain in the travel lanes during operation to properly perform its work while cutting the banks and road shoulders.

Affected sections will close at approximately 7:45 a.m. each weekday and re-open daily about 5:00 p.m. EST from Monday, March 17 to Friday, March 21, 2014. Those who normally commute on the Parkway on Monday through Friday may want to find alternate routes.

Did You Know?

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The Parkway contains three mountain ranges, with 16 peaks above 5,000 feet, including Mount Mitchell, the tallest peak east of the Mississippi at 6,683 feet.