More than 115 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway will be resurfaced this summer and fall.
The work include 42 miles from Milepost 175 to 217, Mabry Mill to Cumberland Knob area, according to a press release.
Also scheduled for resurfacing are:
• Milepost 241 to 262, Doughton Park to West Jefferson area (21 miles)
• Milepost 292 to 345, Cone Memorial Park to N.C. Minerals Museum area (53 miles)
The work was expected to start in late May and continue through November, with no work scheduled during October, the release stated. Work locations, within scheduled project areas, will change weekly and visitors in active work zone areas should expect single lane closures and delays.
The work will take place on the parkway and includes the paved road-side pullouts.
One-lane closures are possible in affected areas, the release stated. As with any road project, motorists and park users should use caution. In the interest of visitor safety, park visitors are asked to:
• Check the parkway’s Real Time Road Map for regularly updated work zone information.
• Expect delays while work takes place Monday through Friday. Lane closures will be managed with flagging operations…