Blue Ridge Parkway Announces One-Lane Closure for Paving Project from Milepost 216 to 228

Published Monday, June 12, 2017 at 12:03 pm

Blue Ridge Parkway visitors may experience some delays from Milepost 216 to 228, beginning Monday, June 12, 2017, due to a paving project. Work will be completed during weekdays and daylight hours, under a one-lane closure with flaggers providing traffic control. The project is expected to be complete in fall of 2017.

The Blue Ridge Parkway inventory of paved roads includes bridges, tunnels, parking areas, spur roads, service roads, campground and picnic area roads, and the 469-mile Parkway motor route itself.  Across the Parkway, many of these areas exceed recommended life cycles for pavement and are in need of repairs estimated to total over $300 million. Funding for road maintenance on the Parkway comes in large part from the Highway Trust Fund, which is derived from a federal fuel tax. The Blue Ridge Parkway annually identifies projects and competes for these funds to repair and maintain park roads.

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