Just in time to celebrate Wildflower Weekend and Mother’s Day, Shenandoah National Park will reopen the section of Skyline Drive that includes Marys Rock Tunnel at 5 p.m. today (Friday, May 8). The tunnel was closed on May 4 to remove loose rock. A contractor working for the National Park Service removed five cubic yards of rock from the south end of the tunnel.
Road paving work to repair the section of Skyline Drive damaged by a significant rock fall in March is expected to begin next week under alternating one-way traffic. No closures will be associated with this operation, though visitors can expect delays lasting no more than 15 minutes.