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September 15, 2017
Remaining Blue Ridge Parkway Closures Require Time and Public Cooperation
On Friday, September 15, 2017, many sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway previously closed for downed trees have reopened. 

September 14, 2017
Blue Ridge Parkway Closures Continue in North Carolina
Sections of Blue Ridge Parkway remain closed due to ongoing cleanup efforts related to Tropical Storm Irma.

September 13, 2017
Irma Clean Up Continues Along Parkway
Storm cleanup continues on the Blue Ridge Parkway with some previously closed sections reopening by mid-day on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.

June 26, 2017
Blue Ridge Parkway Initiates Pavement Preservation Program in Virginia
Blue Ridge Parkway managers are introducing a maintenance strategy designed to extend the life of pavement on this historic route; and this summer several sections of Parkway in Virginia between Milepost 27 and 175 have been identified for work as part of a Pavement Preservation Program (PPP).

May 05, 2017
Blue Ridge Parkway Community Connections Make Dollars and Sense
Just as the Blue Ridge Parkway prepares to welcome visitors for the 2017 season, a new National Park Service report shows that visitors to the Blue Ridge Parkway in 2016 spent $979,334,200 in communities near the park; and that spending supported 15,649 jobs in the region having a cumulative impact to local economies of $1,341,343,100.

April 05, 2017
Blue Ridge Parkway Prepares for 2017 Visitor Season
As spring begins, staff along the Blue Ridge Parkway are preparing campgrounds for visitors, planning engaging family programs, and readying other facilities for the millions of visitors that enjoy the Parkway each year. This historic, 469-mile route, and National Park Service site, is one of the largest designed landscapes in the country, providing visitors with a wide variety of opportunities to make meaningful connections to the nature, history, and culture of the southern Appalachian mountain region.

March 14, 2017
Blue Ridge Parkway Welcomes Over 15 Million Visitors in 2016
From the National Park Service Centennial to the Pokemon Go craze, visitors were motivated to get out and find their park in 2016.

April 23, 2015
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.


Last updated: November 10, 2016

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