Two portions of the Blue Ridge Parkway will undergo work this year that will impact traffic.
Parkway Milepost 286, replacement of defective railing and repairs to the concrete deck, on Goshen Creek Bridge in Watauga County, North Carolina: This project is expected to begin in May 2012, and will continue until September 30, 2012. The work will be completed under one-lane traffic control by traffic light and shall be limited to the length of the bridge. No work is expected during weekends and national holidays.
For more information on the history of the bridge check out this link.
Parkway Milepost 304 (Linn Cove Viaduct) to 317.5 (at US 221), in Avery and Burke Counties, North Carolina: Parkway pavement reconstruction is expected to continue until the end of August 2012. The project will be completed under one-lane traffic control by flagmen in several locations. No work is expected during weekends and national holidays. Construction activities will not affect the operating schedule of the Linn Cove or Linville Falls Visitor Centers. Visitors can expect continued and full use of hiking trails though this section of Parkway.
For more information about other Parkway road closures check this link.