Photo of Craggy Gardens by Jake Frankel
Just in time for the busy spring tourist season, the Blue Ridge Parkway will reopen a stretch of roadway connecting the popular Craggy Gardens and Mt. Mitchell State Park areas.
That section of the scenic road “was closed to allow for the implementation of critical slope stabilization and a road reconstruction project while ensuring public safety,” according to a press release from the Blue Ridge Parkway.
The road will reopen on May 4. However, traffic will be limited to a single lane for much of the remainder of the month in order to complete the final stages of the project, according to parkway administrators.
Stretching through Asheville across Western North Carolina and Virginia, the Blue Ridge Parkway is America’s most visited National Park. One of Asheville’s most important tourist destinations, it helps bring millions of dollars in to the area.