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.