Sometimes the officials say it best. And all I can do is cut and paste. So here goes.
The Blue Ridge Parkway will close the section between State Route 191, at French Broad Parking Overlook,
Milepost 393.8, to State Route 151, Milepost 405, beginning Monday,
February 13, 2012. This closure is expected to remain in place until
April 15, 2012. The closure is required to complete repairs of Ferrin
Knob Tunnel #1, located at Milepost 401.
The Parkway will also close the section between U.S. Route 19,
Milepost 455.7, to the end of the Parkway at U.S. Route 441 in Cherokee,
NC, until April 15, 2012, to complete repairs on the Big Witch Tunnel,
located at Milepost 461.
The Parkway appreciates the public’s understanding and patience of
this long winter closure, without implementation of a signed detour, as
these two very important tunnel safety projects are undertaken.
Look up all the recent Parkway road closures.