Road Status and Closures

Road Closures

Weather conditions, road construction and maintenance projects, as well as emergency events may cause temporary road closures along the parkway. The chart below lists sections of the parkway oriented from north to south, and organized by gate locations with route information at the various access and exit points. Information about road closures and construction activity is included in the important information and road updates column. To view a map of closures, detours and construction activity, see the current detour map below or the Interactive Map showing closures.

Detour Maps

 
Detour map June 2024
This map shows detours as well as full and single lane closures currently in place along the Parkway in NC for road construction. Updated June 2024.

NPS

 

Road status as of 9:05 p.m., Thursday, June 20, 2024.

Status is subject to change throughout the day after the page has been updated.


Virginia Sections of Parkway

Parkway
Mileposts by Section
Crossroads Status Important Information and Road Updates

0.0 - 2.2

Rockfish Gap (I-64) to VA Route 610 (Howardsville Turnpike)

Open

2.2 - 4.4

VA Route 610 (Howardsville Turnpike) to VA Route 610 (Old Draft Drive)


Ungated*

4.4 - 13.6

VA Route 610 (Old Draft Drive) to VA Route 664 (Lyndhurst Drive),
including Humpback Rocks Visitor Center

Open

13.6 - 16.1

VA Route 664 (Lyndhurst Drive) to VA Route 814 (Love Road)

Ungated*

16.1 - 27.1

VA Route 814 (Love Road) to VA Route 56 (Tye River Road)

Open

27.1 - 29.1

VA Route 56 (Tye River Road) to VA Route 603 (Irish Creek Road)

Ungated*

MP 27.3 to MP 37.6 - Single lane closure possible with reduced speed for paving work. Bicyclists and motorcyclists are advised to find alternative routes while pavement is curing due to hazardous conditions from loose gravel.

29.1 - 45.5

VA Route 603 (Irish Creek Road) to US Route 60

Open

MP 27.3 to MP 37.6 - Single lane closure possible with reduced speed for paving work. Bicyclists and motorcyclists are advised to find alternative routes while pavement is curing due to hazardous conditions from loose gravel.

45.5 -61.4

US Route 60 to VA Route 130 (Elon Road)

Open

61.4 - 66.3

VA Route 130 (Elon Road) to VA Route 501,
including James River Visitor Center

Open

MP 64.6 to MP 86.2 - Single lane closure possible with reduced speed for paving work. Bicyclists and motorcyclists are advised to find alternative routes while pavement is curing due to hazardous conditions from loose gravel.

66.3 - 76.4

VA Route 501 to Apple Orchard Parking Area

Open

MP 64.6 to MP 86.2 - Single lane closure possible with reduced speed for paving work. Bicyclists and motorcyclists are advised to find alternative routes while pavement is curing due to hazardous conditions from loose gravel.

76.4 - 85.9

Apple Orchard Parking Area to VA Route 43 (Peaks Road),
including Peaks of Otter Lodge

Open

MP 64.6 to MP 86.2 - Single lane closure possible with reduced speed for paving work. Bicyclists and motorcyclists are advised to find alternative routes while pavement is curing due to hazardous conditions from loose gravel.

85.9 - 91.0

VA Route 43 (Peaks Road) to Bearwallow Gap

Ungated*

MP 64.6 to MP 89.1 - Single lane closure possible with reduced speed for paving work. Bicyclists and motorcyclists are advised to find alternative routes while pavement is curing due to hazardous conditions from loose gravel.

91.0 - 105.8

Bearwallow Gap to US Route 460

Open

•MP 89.1 to MP 97.2 - Single lane closure possible with reduced speed for paving work. Bicyclists and motorcyclists are advised to find alternative routes while pavement is curing due to hazardous conditions from loose gravel.

•MP 97 to MP 121 - Single lane closure possible for survey and pre-construction planning work.

105.8 - 112.4

US Route 460 to VA Route 24 (Washington Avenue)

Open

MP 97 to MP 121 - Single lane closure possible for survey and pre-construction planning work.

112.4 -121.4

VA Route 24 (Washington Avenue) to US Route 220

Open

MP 97 to MP 121 - Single lane closure possible for survey and pre-construction planning work.

115.0

Explore Park Rd. (Roanoke River Pkwy)

Open

120.3

Roanoke Mountain Loop

Closed

Until Further Notice

120.4

Mill Mountain Spur Road

Open

121.4 - 135.9

US Route 220 to Adney Gap

Open

135.9 - 167.2

Adney Gap to Rocky Knob Maintenace Area

Ungated*

167.2 - 170.3

Rocky Knob Maintenace Area to VA Route 720 (Old Fields Rd),
including Rocky Knob Picnic Area

Open

170.3 - 198.4

VA Route 720 to VA Route 685 Turkey Ridge Road,
including Mabry Mill & US Route 52

Ungated*

198.4 - 199.0

VA Route 685 Turkey Ridge Road
to Ranger Road/Fancy Gap Maintenance Area

Open

199.0 - 200.1

Ranger Road/Fancy Gap Maintenance Area
to Sunbelt/Autumnview Road

Ungated*

200.1 - 202.1

Sunbelt/Autumnview Road to VA Route 608 (Old Appalachian Trail)
Includes I-77 Crossing

Open

202.1 - 234.1

VA Route 608 to Mahogany Rock (NC)

Open

•MP 221 to MP 229.5 - Road closed to all activity for replacement of 3 bridges. Detour in place via NC 18 to NC/VA line near milepost 217.3. Access to Doughton Park, including the campground and Bluffs restaurant, is available via NC 18.

•MP 229.5 to MP 238.5 - Road closed to all activity for repaving and infrastructure repair. Detour in place via NC 18 to NC/VA line near milepost 217.3. Access to Doughton Park, including the campground and Bluffs restaurant, is available via NC 18.

More information here - Critical repairs to three Blue Ridge Parkway bridges start January 29 - Blue Ridge Parkway (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov)

North Carolina Sections of Parkway

Parkway
Mileposts by Section
Crossroads Status

Notes and Maintenance Closure Information

234.1 - 242.3

Mahogany Rock (NC) to Alligator Back Overlook

Open

•MP 229.5 to MP 238.5 - Road closed to all activity for repaving and infrastructure repair. Detour in place via NC 18 to NC/VA line near milepost 217.3. Access to Doughton Park, including the campground and Bluffs restaurant, is available via NC 18.

•MP 238.5 to MP 248 - Single lane closure possible for road paving and infrastructure repairs. Access to Doughton Park, including the campground and Bluffs restaurant is available via NC 18.

Learn more here - Critical repairs to three Blue Ridge Parkway bridges start January 29 - Blue Ridge Parkway (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov)

237.1

Air Bellows Gap Access Road

Closed

242.3 - 285.5

Alligator Back Overlook to Bamboo Gap

Variable Closures

•MP 238.5 to MP 248 - Single lane closure possible for road paving and infrastructure repairs. Access to Doughton Park, including the campground and Bluffs restaurant is available via NC 18.

•MP 248 to MP 249 - Road closed to all activity for Laurel Fork bridge replacement. Detour in place from MP 248 (NC 18) to MP 258.7 (Northwest Trading Post).

•MP 261 to MP 276.5 -Single lane closure possible for road paving and infrastructure repairs.

•MP 276.5 to MP 282 - Single lane closure possible for road paving and infrastructure repair.
285.5 - 288.0

Bamboo Gap to Aho Gap

Open

288.0 - 290.8

Aho Gap to Green Hill Road

Ungated*

290.8 - 292.1

Green Hill Road to US Highway 321/221 Blowing Rock

Open

MP 292 to MP 305 - Single lane closure possible for road paving and infrastructure repairs.

292.1 - 294.5

US Highway 321/221 Blowing Rock to Sandy Flat Gap, including Moses Cone Manor

Open

MP 292 to MP 305 - Single lane closure possible for road paving and infrastructure repairs.

294.6 - 296.4

Sandy Flat Gap to Price Park Picnic Area

Open

MP 292 to MP 305 - Single lane closure possible for road paving and infrastructure repairs.

296.4 - 298.5

Price Park Picnic Area to Holloway Mountain Road

Open

MP 292 to MP 305 - Single lane closure possible for road paving and infrastructure repairs.

298.5 - 305.1

Holloway Mountain Road to US Highway 221 (Beacon Heights)

Open

MP 292 to MP 305 - Single lane closure possible for road paving and infrastructure repairs.

305.1 - 305.2

US Highway 221 to Beacon Heights Overlook

Ungated*

305.2 - 307.9

Beacon Heights Overlook to Roseboro Road

Open

307.9 - 314.6

Roseboro Road to Shuffler Road/Parkway Road

Ungated

314.6 - 317.5

Shuffler Road/Parkway Road to US Highway 221 (Linville Falls)

Open

316.5

Linville Falls Spur Road

Open

317.5 - 324.7

US Highway 221 to Jacksontown Access Road (Bear Den CG)

Open

324.7 - 330.9

Jacksontown Access Road to NC Highway 226 (Gillespie Gap)

Ungated*

330.9 - 333.9

NC Highway 226 (Gillespie Gap) to Little Switzerland

Open

333.9- 342.1

Little Switzerland to Victor Crossing

Open


342.1 - 344.2

Victor Crossing to NC Highway 80

Ungated*

344.2 - 355.3

NC Highway 80 to Mount Mitchell State Park

Open

355.3

Mount Mitchell State Park

See Note

For updated information about Mt. Mitchell State Park please visit: Mount Mitchell State Park | NC State Parks (ncparks.gov)

355.3 - 364.5


NC Highway 128 to South of Craggy Gardens Tunnel,
including Craggy Gardens Visitor Center

Open

364.5 - 367.6

South of Craggy Gardens Tunnel to North of Craggy Gardens Picnic Area

Open

367.6

USFS Road 63 (Stoney Fork Access Rd)

Closed

Until Further Notice (USFS Gate)

367.6 - 375.7

North of Craggy Gardens Picnic Area to Bull Gap (North of Elk Mountain/Ox Creek Road)

Open

375.7

Ox Creek/Elk Mountain Access Road

Open

375.7 - 381.9

Bull Gap (Elk Mountain/Ox Creek Road) to Folk Art Center

Open

377.4

Craven Gap Access Road (Town Mountain Road)

Open

381.9 - 382.8

Folk Art Center to Highway 70 (Tunnel Road)

Ungated*

382.8 - 384.1

Highway 70 (Tunnel Road) to Park Headquarters and Visitor Center

Open

384.1 - 384.7

Park Headquarters and Visitor Center to Highway 74 (I-40 Exit 53A)

Ungated*

384.7 - 388.8

Highway 74 (I-40 Exit 53A) to Highway 25 (Hendersonville Road)

Open

388.8 - 393.6

Highway 25 (Hendersonville Road) to NC Route 191 (Brevard Road)

Open

393.6 - 402.7

NC Route 191 (Brevard Road) to Stoney Bald

Open

400.3

USFS Road 5000 (Bent Creek Access Road)

Open

402.7 - 405.5

Stoney Bald to NC Highway 151 Access Road

Open

405.5

NC Highway 151 Access Road

Open

405.5 - 408.8

Elk Pasture Gap to Pisgah Store

Open

408.8 - 411.9

Pisgah Store (Pisgah Campground and Inn) to US Route 276

Open

411.9 - 418.7

US Route 276 to North of Graveyard Fields Overlook


Open


418.7 - 420.2

North of Graveyard Fields Overlook to USFS Road 816 (Black Balsam)

Open

420.2 - 423.2

USFS Road 816 (Black Balsam) to Beech Gap (NC Route 215)

Open

423.2 - 443.0

Beech Gap (NC Route 215) to Balsam Gap (US Route 23/74)

Open

443.0 - 455.7

Balsam Gap (US Route 23/74) to Soco Gap (US Route 19)


Open


455.7 - 469.1

Soco Gap (US Route 19) to US Route 441 thru Great Smoky Mtns. NP

Open

458.2

Heintooga Spur Road

Open

469.1

US Route 441 thru Great Smoky Mountains National Park

See Note

Please visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park website for road status updates.

*Note: Sections of the roadway marked as "ungated" are open except in emergency situations.

 

Facility Closures

These closures are in addition to the closures posted at the top of the page:

  • Otter Creek Restaurant (Milepost 60.8) south of Buena Vista, VA is closed.
  • Bluffs Lodge is closed.
  • Rocky Knob Cabins are closed.
  • Linn Cove Visitor Center is temporarily closed.

Please visit the Operating Hours and Seasons page for additional facility schedules and closures.

Trail and Backcountry Closures

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

Last updated: June 20, 2024

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199 Hemphill Knob Rd
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Phone:

828 348-3400

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