ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – The National Park Service has announced that the public will have the chance to provide comments on a proposed temporary or full closure of a section of the Blue Ridge Parkway near Roanoke on June 4-5, 2022.

A Special Use Permit application has been submitted by The IRONMAN Group, who is requesting that 21 miles of the bicycle ride portion of the Ironman Triathlon taking place on Sunday, June 5 be shut down in both directions to go into effect on the afternoon of Saturday, June 4 from Milepost 91 (VA State Route 43) to Milepost 12 (VA State Route 24).

The Parkway would be allowed to reopen by mid-afternoon on Sunday, June 5.

Parkway closure requests as part of Special Use Permit events are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Because event organizers have submitted a closure request as part of the permit application for the second year of this event, park managers are providing an opportunity to comment on any issue or concern related to the 21-mile potential closure for this event.

Comments may be submitted by clicking here.

Public comments will be accepted through Tuesday, Feb. 1.