LINVILLE FALLS — National Park Service officials announced Friday that a section of the Blue Ridge Parkway from milepost 316.5 to milepost 317.5 will close as contractors start a rehabilitation project at the historic Linville River Bridge.
Detour signs will be in place to direct motorists around the area beginning at milepost 312.5, routing park visitors around the project site via N.C. 181 and U.S. 221. Access to the Linville Falls visitor center, camping and hiking activities will be available from the north at N.C. 181, near Pineola.
During this project, which is expected to last through the summer, both lanes at the project site will be closed to all activity (cars, bicycles and hikers) to ensure the safety of parkway visitors and staffers. This work requires equipment and workers to remain in the travel lanes during these activities.
The project includes repairs to the bridge’s drainage system, installation of a new waterproofing system, reconstruction of the pavement, walks and curbs, and rehabilitation of the extensive stonework on the bridge and guard walls.
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