Blue Ridge Parkway Announces Temporary Road Closure for Bridge Project at Milepost 316

Published Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 4:04 pm

LinvRiv-Bridge-detour-mapA section of the Blue Ridge Parkway from Milepost 316.5 to Milepost 317.5 will close Monday, April 18, 2016, for approximately six weeks in order to make repairs to the historic Linville River Bridge.

Access to Linville River Picnic Area will be available from the south at US221. Access to Linville Falls camping, trails, and visitor center at Milepost 316.4 will be available from the north at NC181 near Pineola.  Detour signs will be in place to direct travelers around this area.

During this project, both lanes in this section of the Parkway will be closed to all activity (cars, bicycles, and hikers) to ensure the safety of Parkway visitors and staff. This work requires equipment and workers to remain in the travel lanes during these activities.

For more information about road closures, please visit the Parkway’s Real-Time Road map at

The Blue Ridge Parkway, in linking the Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains National Parks, is dedicated to enhancing the outstanding scenic and recreational qualities of the corridor that it traverses; conserving unimpaired its significant natural and cultural resources, and promoting in perpetuity the public enjoyment and appreciation of the central and southern Appalachian Mountains. Learn more about the Parkway at

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