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Originally published: 2013-11-05 11:19:18
Last modified: 2013-11-05 11:20:03

Parkway section near Boone to close for two months

by Staff Reports

A section of the Blue Ridge Parkway from Milepost 270 to Milepost 281 will close on Wednesday, in order to make repairs to a bridge that crosses Highway 421, in Boone.

A detour will be signed from Milepost 270, at Phillips Gap north of the bridge to Milepost 281 at the Old U.S. 421/221 access. Critical repairs are being made to granite retaining walls and bridge abutments.

It is anticipated that the closure will be in place for approximately 2 months or until January 1, 2014, weather depending. Visitors should be aware of closure gates and detour signs in the area.  Blue Ridge Parkway managers regret any inconvenience this detour may cause to local businesses or park visitors.