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Old 09-23-2019, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by JeffH View Post
An FYI about the Blue Ridge Parkway

I came down the BRP a couple weeks ago. There are numerous Paving & Striping roadwork projects going on so just be aware you may have to sit 15 minutes or so a few times. I'm not sure about the far northern end at Waynesboro VA but from Fancy Gap where the BRP crosses I-77 south to Asheville there you are likely to hit multiple paving or painting projects. Paving was a Chip & Seal deal but it wasn't oily but it could be if it was hot. If you are looking for a yellow paint job on your bike just follow the paint truck. Fancy Gap I think is MM 199 (or as they call it Mile Post), Boone / Blowing Rock about MM290 and Asheville about MM380. Of course the southern end of the BRP at Cherokee is MM469.

Shouldn't impact the Rally since the 90 mile southern end of the BRP shouldn't have any new construction project until next year and didn't have any a few weeks ago.

Just an FYI if you were thinking of jumping on the BRP for a ways. Recommend having a workable route if you give up and bail off the BRP. Can get into some serious time consuming and bad roads if you bail off the BRP at the wrong spots. Remember BPR is a Federal road so a ticket is a Federal ticket. I don't know the costs or details about what happens if caught for speeding or the other things (maybe wheelie down the highway) but I hear a little jail time could be in the mix for going over the posted limits.

Thanks Jeff! We are planning to do the north half, and it looks like a short section is closed near Roanoke, so a detour at least.

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