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Proposed Special Use Permit for Triathlon to include road closure

The Blue Ridge Parkway is considering issuance of a Special Use Permit for a triathlon which would involve a full closure of the motor road on Sunday, June 7, 2020. This proposed event may host 2,500 cyclists riding on the Parkway motor road from Virginia Route 43 (Parkway milepost 91) to Virginia Route 24/Washington Avenue (Parkway milepost 112) near Roanoke, Virginia (please see attached map). In consideration for the safety of the large number of participants, motorists, and all park visitors, if a permit is issued a full two-lane closure of the motor road would be proposed for the duration of the event, to potentially include up to a 24 hour period. Access to all other sections of the Parkway motor road, as well as non-roadway areas such as trails, would remain unchanged.
 
Comment Period: Closed        11/07/2019 - 11/22/2019
Topic Questions:
1. Please provide your input on this proposal to close both lanes of the Blue Ridge Parkway for the duration of the event as part of the potential issuance of a special use permit allowing the event.
Document Content:
Ironman Proposed Closure Map 508.pdfIronman Proposed Closure Map 508.pdf   (137.3 KB, PDF file)
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