Park managers of the Blue Ridge Parkway say they'll have to close part of the famous roadway in the High Country to make some repairs.
Officials say crews need to address some structural problems on the roadway in the Deep Gap and Linville Falls areas. The issues were found during an assessment by the National Park Service and Federal Highway Administration engineers. Hazards including cracking and rockfall present a potential danger to visitors.
In the Deep Gap area, the parkway will be temporarily closed, with traffic rerouted to U.S. 421 and Old U.S. 421.
Near Linville Falls, there will be a single lane closure that will lead to some delays.
Crews will be doing paving work, providing rock and soil anchors and adding netting to slopes.
Contractors are expected to be on-site starting next week, and the work is expected to be completed by September.