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Craggy Gardens section of Blue Ridge Parkway to Partly Reopen

Blue Ridge Parkway

ASHEVILLE, NC – An 11-mile section of the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina that has been closed for nearly nine months has partially reopened.

The Craggy Gardens Area now has alternating one-lane traffic, which means the end of a 72-kilometer detour. But construction on the retaining wall will continue until mid-June, when parkway officials hope to reopen the area to two-lane traffic.

Officials closed the stretch of the parkway in August 2008 because of a failed retaining wall.

During daylight hours, a flagman or traffic light will control the one-lane traffic. At night, a traffic light will be used.

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