Road and Facility Closures

Road Closures and Maintenance

Weather

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. 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 parkway's Road Closure Map (https://go.nps.gov/brp-map) for current closure information.

Road Maintenance

Upcoming road maintenance projects will result in temporary road closures along short sections of the parkway. Please check our Road Closure Map for real-time road closure information.

Boom Axe Work
Boom axe operations help to control vegetation growth along the roadway. Both lanes of the parkway will be closed to all activity (cars, bicycles, and hikers) in active work zones to ensure the safety of the maintenance workers as well as parkway visitors. All dates are subject to change due to weather. Please check real-time map for updates. MP = Milepost

  • MP 91 to MP 106: Dec 2 - Dec 6
  • MP 106 to MP 112 (Route 460 – Route 24): Dec 6 - Dec 20
  • MP 112 to MP 120 (Route 24 – Route 220): Jan 6 - Jan 24, 2020
  • MP 120 to MP 136 (Bent Mountain Area): Nov 12 - Nov 29
  • MP 217 to MP 234: Dec 2 – Dec 20
  • MP 234 to MP 242.5: Dec 30 - Jan 10, 2020
  • MP 242.5 to MP 262: Jan 13 - Jan 31, 2020
  • MP 262 to MP 285.5: Feb 3 - Feb 21, 2020
  • MP 285.5 to MP 291.8: Feb 24 - March 6, 2020
  • MP 291.8 to MP 305: March 9 - April 3, 2020
  • MP 317 to MP 325: Feb 17 - 28, 2020
  • MP 325 to MP 330: Feb 3 - 14, 2020
  • MP 330 to MP 344: Jan 6 - Jan 31, 2020
  • MP 344 - MP 365: (Hwy 80 to Mt. Mitchell) Nov 19 - Dec 13
  • MP 355.5 to MP 375.5 (Ox Creek to Mt. Mitchell): Nov 12 - Dec 13
  • MP 375.5 to MP 382.0 (Ox Creek to Folk Art Center): Dec 16 - Dec 23
  • MP 382.0 to MP 384.0 (Folk Art Center to HQ): Dec 26 - Jan 8, 2020
  • Hwy 74 - Hwy 25: Jan 9 - Jan 16, 2020
  • Hwy 25 - Hwy 191; Jan 23 - Jan 30
  • Hwy 191 to Buck Springs Tunnel; Feb 3 - Mar 16
  • MP 423.5 to MP 412, Feb 2020 NC 215 and US 276 Feb 3 - 21


Edge Rutting
Asheville Corridor, Mileposts 385 to 397.5 – Work will begin work on November 4, 2019 and will continue into the winter as weather conditions allow. The work will be conducted with single-lane traffic control and will be limited to Monday-Friday from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm. The contract period ends April 1, 2020.

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NC Bridge Maintenance
The work for this project includes various preventative maintenance items for 20 bridges in NC between Milesposts 220-469. The work will occur under single lane traffic control. No work will be allowed on weekends, nights or federal holidays. The contractor plans to work on one bridge at a time, and anticipates working from south to north. Work at each bridge site is expected to be short in duration, typically under one week. The work is anticipated to begin November 4, 2019 and will continue through the winter as weather conditions allow. The work is anticipated to be complete by late Spring 2020. (MP=Milepost)

  • MP 225 Big Pine Creek Bridge #7
  • MP 286 Goshen Creek Bridge
  • MP 291 US Rte 321 Bridge
  • MP 295 Sims Creek Bridge
  • MP 299 Boone Fork Bridge
  • MP 300 Green Mountain Creek Bridge
  • MP 303 Rough Ridge Bridge
  • MP 305 US Rte 221 Bridge
  • MP 316 Linville Spur Road Bridge #3
  • MP 319 Humpback Mountain Bridge
  • MP 383 Swannanoa River Bridge
  • MP 384 US Rte 74A Bridge
  • MP 388 US Rte 25A
  • MP 388 Southern RR Bridge
  • MP 388 US Rte 25 Bridge
  • MP 393 French Broad River Bridge
  • MP 411 US Rte 276 Bridge
  • MP 443 US Rte 23/74 Bridge
  • MP 455 US 19 Bridge
  • MP 469 Oconaluftee River Bridge

 

Trail Closures

  • Dobie Mountain Trail at Humpback Rocks in VA (Milepost 6) has been permanently closed.

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: December 6, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

199 Hemphill Knob Rd
Asheville, NC 28803

Phone:

(828) 348-3400

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