The Blue Ridge Parkway has closed the iconic Linn Cove Viaduct from March 1 and will be done on May 24 for surface repaving and general maintenance. They will be removing and replacing the asphalt pavement, waterproofing membrane and joints on the bridge and repairing the supporting structure, stone curb, and railing features. The viaduct is located at Milepost 304 and is located in the Grandfather Mountain area of the Parkway. While maintenance is being conducted, a seven-mile section of the parkway will be closed to traffic. The Blue Ridge Parkway is a very heavily visited site in the National Park Service and more than 16 million people visited it in just the last year. The Parkway stretches 469 miles beginning in the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia and ends at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.