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Repairs to six bridges on Blue Ridge Parkway may lead to delays, detours

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Linn Cove Viaduct during autumn by J. Scott Graham/Photo courtesy Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation

Six bridges on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia and North Carolina will undergo concrete repairs in coming weeks to replace bearings and joints.

While work is under way, travelers can expect single-lane traffic control during the day and the possibility of full evening closures with short detours.

Work is taking place at the following locations:

  • Milepost 61.4, crossing over VA Route 130 at Otter Creek
  • Milepost 121.4, crossing over 220 in Roanoke
  • Milepost 316.5, with work on two bridges along the Linville Spur Road
  • Milepost 388.1 and 388.8, at U.S. Route 25

Project work at all locations is expected to be complete by September 2023.

There are more than 170 bridges on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Road conditions for the Parkway are available online.

Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.