Due to the current winter storm, a full closure of the 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway is in effect until further notice.
Beginning Tuesday morning, January 19, 2016, and continuing for approximately one month, Blue Ridge Parkway maintenance personnel will be conducting boom axe operations between Milepost 234.2 and Milepost 242.3, from Mahogany Rock to the Alligator Back area. Parkway visitors should anticipate intermittent and temporary closures in this area.
Blue Ridge Parkway officials announce two tunnel repair projects occurring this winter to the north and south of the Asheville corridor. Both closures will be in effect from December 1, 2015 through spring of 2016.
Due to expected heavy rain, high winds and the threat of historic flooding in some parts of the Blue Ridge region, the Blue Ridge Parkway is reminding visitors to use extreme caution when traveling this weekend. Many sections of the Parkway are closed through this weekend or until further notice, and many programs have been cancelled. Visitors are encouraged to regularly check the Parkway’s online Real Time Road Map and to consult this list of closures/cancellations when planning their Parkway trips.
Two sections of the Parkway will be closed in both lanes from November 3, 2014 until early May 2015: Milepost 241 to Milepost 243.5 (Ice Rock near Alligator Back), and Milepost 420.3 to Milepost 423.3 (near NC Highway 215). All visitors will be detoured due to the restoration of the structural integrity and historical appearance of the Parkway’s rock walls and the Devil’s Courthouse Tunnel.