The Blue Ridge Parkway will receive approximately $127 million in Great American Outdoors Act funding for two major infrastructure projects in the country’s most-visited national park.

The projects include approximately $29 million for a full replacement of the Laurel Fork Bridge at milepost 248.8 in Ashe County. The bridge replacement project will take two years and require a full closure with detour. The other project is for approximately $98 million for a three-year repaving and rehabilitation project that will span 75 miles of the Parkway in North Carolina, from milepost 229.6, just north of Doughton Park, to milepost 305.1, near Grandfather Mountain. The paving project will include repair or replacement of drainage structures, curbs, walks, shoulders, guardrails, overlooks and signage. Both projects will be jointly managed by the NPS and the Federal Highway Administration.