Humpback Rocks picnic area to close for reconstruction

The Humpback Rocks Picnic Area, located at milepost 8.5 on the Blue Ridge  Parkway, will be closed beginning Wednesday, June 13, for reconstruction.

This area closure is part of a larger road paving and rehabilitation project occurring this summer from milepost 0 to milepost 15.3 that will result in minor traffic delays along the roadway.

Reconstruction activities at Humpback Rocks Picnic Area include the removal and replacement of the pavement, replacement of the culverts and rebuilding of the pull-in parking sites. Several overlooks between milepost 0 and milepost 15.3 will be used as project staging areas and will be closed intermittently throughout the duration of the paving project, which is expected to be complete by Labor Day weekend.

Limited picnicking opportunities will be made available at the Humpback Rocks Visitor Center on a temporary basis to accommodate Parkway users.


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