Balcony Falls Project Closures

Closure

Trails and shelters to be impacted by Dominion's Balcony Falls Rebuild Project

The following trails and shelters will be impacted by the current and upcoming construction activities for the Balcony Falls to Skimmer Transmission Line Reconstruction Project:

  • The Appalachian National Scenic Trail will be impacted by nearby road construction now through May 23, 2024. Public users may hear construction noise from vehicles and equipment in the vicinity. Interruptions due to line replacement overheard will not occur until the fall.
  • John's Hollow Shelter will be impacted by nearby construction beginning May 28, 2024, through June 25, 2024. Public users may hear construction noise from vehicles and equipment in the vicinity.
  • Forest Trail #512 Little Rock Row Run Trail will be impacted by tree cutting activities now through May 3rd. Public users may encounter construction vehicles, forestry crews, temporary tree felling zones, and hear noise in the vicinity. Cut timber and vegetation may be left in piles along road edges until removal.
  • Forest Trail #4 Matts Creek Trail (Old AT- High Water) will be impacted by road construction and tree cutting activities now through May 10th. Public users may encounter construction vehicles, forestry crews, temporary tree felling zones, and hear noise in the vicinity. Additionally, trail users will be impacted by conductor line removal now through May 31. Users may expect delays up to 15 minutes while crews create safe passage under the line.

Dominion will be placing signs at the perimeters of work areas cautioning public users to keep out.

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