Blue Ridge Parkway 100% Open for Travel - No More Detours!
July 02, 2010
All 469 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway are open for travel again with no detours, just in time for beautiful weather over the 4th of July holiday weekend.
At 2 pm on July 2nd, the National Park Service opened the last closed stretch of the scenic roadway south of Asheville from Milepost 399 at Bad Fork Valley Overlook to Milepost 405.5 near NC Route 151. This section of the Parkway had been closed since October 2009 because of a potential rock slide. Only one lane has opened, but the Parkway can now be traveled from end to end again, detour free. A traffic light will help control the flow of traffic.
Both lanes of this area are scheduled to be open around the beginning of September, just in time for Labor Day weekend.