Ironman Triathalon may close Blue Ridge Parkway temporarily

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The Blue Ridge Parkway wants the public's input in a proposal to temporarily shutdown the roadway for two athletic events, including the Ironman.

The Blue Ridge Parkway wants the public’s input in a proposal to temporarily shutdown the roadway for two athletic events, including the Ironman.

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – The Blue Ridge Parkway wants the public’s input in a proposal to temporarily shutdown the roadway for next year’s Ironman competition.

The Ironman group submitted a special permit request to allow for cycling, as part of the triathlon, on the Parkway on Sunday, June 7.

The proposal includes a temporary, full closure of the Parkway motor road in both directions from Milepost 91 to 112, near Roanoke, for several hours to the full day.

Comments can be submitted using this form.

The comment period is open through Friday, Nov. 22.

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