National Park Service officials announced the upcoming, full closure of Roanoke River Bridge, at Milepost 114.7, on the Blue Ridge Parkway for a major rehabilitation project. The Roanoke River Overlook/Parking lot and trail access to the Roanoke River will be closed as well. MP 115/Explore Park to MP 121.4/Route 220 will remain open. Access to Explore Park will be available
from the south via U.S. 220 at MP 121.4 and via Mill Mountain Parkway at MP 120. Alternative access will be available via Rutrough Road. The closure is expected to begin on May 16th and be in place through the spring of 2022.