Road and Facility Closures

Road Closures and Maintenance

Weather conditions may cause temporary road closures along the parkway. Much of the parkway is located at high elevation, where the climate is colder and wetter, and winds are stronger than in the surrounding communities in the foothills. Please be aware that the parkway may be closed due to ice, snow or downed trees, even at times when the weather at lower elevations is sunny and pleasant. Please check The Blue Ridge Parkway Road Closure Map (https://go.nps.gov/brp-map) for real-time road current closure/condition information.

Road Maintenance Work: During 2019 several road maintenance projects will result in temporary road closures along short sections of the parkway.
Please check
The Blue Ridge Parkway Road Closure Map (https://go.nps.gov/brp-map) for real-time road current closure information.

  • Milepost 27.2 - 37.5: Expect single lane closures during daylight hours during work this summer.

Pavement Preservation

2019 Pavement Preservation Projects: Approximately 115 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway qualify for pavement preservation treatment this year beginning in May 2019, and continuing through November 2019. Work will be on hold during the historically high traffic month of October.

These sections of Parkway are scheduled for pavement preservation work in 2019:

  • Milepost 175 to 217, Mabry Mill to Fancy Gap area (42 miles)
  • Milepost 241 to 262, Doughton Park to West Jefferson area (21 miles)
  • Milepost 292 to 345, Cone Memorial Park to NC Minerals Museum area (53 miles)
 

Trail Closures

  • Dobie Mountain Trail at Humpback Rocks in VA (Milepost 6) is closed.
  • The Boone Fork foot bridge located at the Boone Fork Overlook, near Milepost 300, is closed until further notice due to storm damage. The overlook and parking lot will remain open for visitors to park and hike north on the Tanawha trail. All trails leading south in the immediate area are inaccessible from the overlook. Several trails leading into Grandfather Mt State Park from the overlook, also remain closed due to storm damage (including the Nuwati and Cragway trails). Contact Grandfather Mt State Park for updated trail conditions and closures within the State Park.

Facility Closures

Please check the real-time closure map for additional facility closures and updates.
  • Otter Creek Restaurant (Milepost 60.8) south of Buena Vista, VA is closed.
  • Bluffs Lodge is closed.
  • Rocky Knob Cabins are closed.

Last updated: July 1, 2019

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Mailing Address:

199 Hemphill Knob Rd
Asheville, NC 28803

Phone:

(828) 348-3400

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