Road and Facility Closures

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What's Closed?


 

Road Closures and Maintenance

Weather Closures

Weather conditions may cause temporary road closures along the parkway. Much of the parkway is located at high elevation, where the climate is colder and wetter, and winds are stronger than in the surrounding communities. Please be aware that the parkway may be closed due to ice, snow or downed trees—even at times when the weather at lower elevations is sunny and pleasant. Please check the parkway's Road Closure Map (https://go.nps.gov/brp-map) for current closure information.

  • Milepost 112.4 to Milepost 135.9 near Roanoke is closed due to damage to the road caused by heavy rains.

Road Maintenance

Road maintenance projects may result in temporary road closures along short sections of the parkway. Please check our Road Closure Map for real-time road closure information.

Pavement Preservation in Virginia
Resurfacing work is expected to continue through November of 2020. Visitors in active work zones should expect single lane closures and delays.

  • Milepost 0 to 27, Northern Terminus to Whetstone Ridge (27 miles)
  • Milepost 37 to 65, Irish Gap to James River Area (28 miles)
  • Milepost 175 to 200, Mabry Mill to Fancy Gap area (25 miles)

Winter Maintenance Projects
Temporary road closures will be in effect for the locations listed below from 8:00 AM-4:00 PM on weekdays for drainage cleaning, leaf litter removal, and hazard tree work. This schedule is subject to change due to winter weather.

  • MP 71 (Petite’s Gap) to MP 85 (VA Route 43): Nov 2- 6, 2020

  • MP 91 (Bearwallow Gap) to MP 105 (US Route 460): Nov 16- 20, 2020

  • MP 106 (US Route 460) to MP 112 (VA Route 24): Nov 30- Dec 17, 2020

  • MP 112 (VA Route 24) to MP 121 (US Route 220): Jan 11-29, 2021

  • MP 269 (Phillips Gap) to MP 277 (Deep Gap): Nov 2-25, 2020

  • MP 277 (Deep Gap) to MP 285 (Bamboo Gap): Nov 30-Dec 24, 2020

  • MP 285 (Bamboo Gap) to MP 291 (Green Hill): Dec 28, 2020-Jan 4, 2021

  • MP 291 (Green Hill) to MP 294 (Sandy Flat): Jan 5-8, 2021

  • MP 294 (Sandy Flat) to MP 305 (US Route 221): Jan 11-29, 2021

  • MP 305 (US Route 221) to MP 308 (Roseboro Road): Nov 16-Dec 3, 2020

  • MP 308 (Roseboro Road) to MP 311: Dec 7- 17, 2020

  • MP 311 to MP 312: Jan 4-8, 2021

  • MP 314 to MP 317 (US Route 221): Jan 11-29, 2021

  • MP 317 (US Route 221) to MP 325: Feb 1-18, 2021

  • MP 325 to MP 330 (NC Route 226 Gillespie Gap): Feb 22-March 12, 2021

  • MP 344 (NC Route 80) to MP 365: March 15-April 2, 2021

  • MP 375.5 (Ox Creek) to MP355 (Mt. Mitchell): Nov 16-Dec 17, 2020

  • MP 382 (Folk Art Center) to MP 375.5 (Ox Creek): Dec 21, 2020-Jan 8, 2021

  • MP 382 (Folk Art Center) to MP 384 (HQ/VC): Jan 11-22, 2021

  • MP 384.7 (Highway 74) to MP 388.6 (Highway 25): Jan 25-Feb 5, 2021

  • MP 388.9 (Highway 24) to MP 393.6 (Highway 191): Feb 8-25, 2021

  • MP 393.6 (Highway 191) to MP 405.5 (Highway 151): March 1-15, 2021

  • MP 412 (US-276) to MP 423 (NC-215): Nov 9-19, 2020

  • MP 455 (US-19) to MP 469: Feb 16-25, 2021

 

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.

Please visit the Operating Hours and Seasons page and real-time closure map for additional facility schedules and closures.

Trail and Backcountry Closures

Please read the information about avoiding crowded trails in the COVID-19 Information section above.

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

COVID-19 Information

From time to time, circumstances may necessitate the closing of trails or other actions to ensure visitor and resource safety. As part of your planning, visit this page to get special alerts and information. If you are a frequent visitor, you may want to bookmark this page.

Notice Regarding Visiting the Parkway:

The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners at the Blue Ridge Parkway is our number one priority. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance for COVID-19 pandemic includes social distancing, and we need the public’s cooperation to ensure our visitation patterns adhere to CDC recommendations.

If you are coming to the parkway, please choose to visit areas that are not crowded to allow for adequate social distancing. Use this opportunity to explore different areas of the parkway. Visit our trail page to plan hikes to lesser known areas. If you encounter a crowded trailhead or overlook, go elsewhere.

We are closely monitoring COVID-19 with the federal, state, and local authorities. Outdoor spaces remain accessible to the public in accordance with the latest health guidance.

The National Park Service (NPS) encourages people who choose to visit the parkway during this pandemic to adhere to guidance from the CDC and state and local public health authorities to protect visitors and employees. As services are limited, the NPS urges visitors to continue to practice Leave No Trace principles, including pack-in and pack-out, to keep outdoor spaces safe and healthy.

COVID-19 Press Releases:

Last updated: November 23, 2020

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Mailing Address:

199 Hemphill Knob Rd
Asheville, NC 28803

Phone:

(828) 348-3400

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