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Blue Ridge Parkway Announces Closures Due to Continued Slide Stabilization

The Blue Ridge Parkway has announced the following closures south of Asheville which will begin Monday, February 13, 2012:

The Blue Ridge Parkway will close the section between State Route 191, at French Broad Parking Overlook, Milepost 393.8, to State Route 151, Milepost 405, beginning Monday, February 13, 2012. This closure is expected to remain in place until April 15, 2012. The closure is required to complete repairs of Ferrin Knob Tunnel #1, located at Milepost 401.

The Parkway will also close the section between U.S. Route 19, Milepost 455.7, to the end of the Parkway at U.S. Route 441 in Cherokee, NC, until April 15, 2012, to complete repairs on the Big Witch Tunnel, located at Milepost 461.

The Parkway appreciates the public’s understanding and patience of this long winter closure, without implementation of a signed detour, as these two very important tunnel safety projects are undertaken.

Note: Most Parkway facilities are closed for the season and will re-open in May.