The Blue Ridge Parkway is closed for 21 miles from Milepost 376 at Ox Creek Road to Milepost 355 at Mt. Mitchell State Park. The closure was neccessarydue to structual damage to the road as a result of heavy and prolonged rain in the past few weeks. The area is closed to all traffic including bike and pedestrians. A detour route is available that directs traffic from Asheville, NC, along Interstate 40 to U.S. Route 221, back to the Parkway at Spruce Pine, NC, and alternately from Spruce Pine south to Asheville via U.S.Route 221 and Interstate 40.The Parkway will release more information once a construction and repair schedule is established. The public can obtain more information at the park’s website at www.nps.gov/blri.
Blue Ridge Parkway Closure Due to Road Damage