Road serving New River to be closed longer for repairs
FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. -- The National Park Service says it has expanded the closure of a road that provides access to the New River for boaters, hikers and fishermen.
Officials previously said Cunard Road, in the New River Gorge National River, would be closed Tuesdays through Thursdays through this month. Safety concerns related to ongoing repair work prompted them to extend the closure to daylight hours on Mondays through Fridays through April 26. After that, traffic will be limited to one lane through May 12.
Contractors are repairing six storm-related slips that have damaged or threatened the roadway.