Blue Ridge Parkway officials have announced that all 469 miles of the Parkway motor road are now open for visitor access and enjoyment.
On Thursday May 1 Parkway Superintendent Mark Woods announced that the section of the Parkway from Milepost 376 at Ox Creek Road to Milepost 355, near the entrance to Mt. Mitchell State Park, is once again open for travel.That portion had been closed for stabilization work on a failed slope just north of Tanbark Ridge Tunnel at Milepost 374, the site of last summer’s well-known “crack.”
The closure in Deep Gap at milepost 276 was reopen on April 14, 2014 according to the Blue Ridge Parkway facebook page. That section had been closed since October 2013 due to a road failure in that area.
A majority of Parkway facilities are reopening within the next few days for the season. Check out the full schedule of 2014 seasonal openings and visitor services here.