The Transylvania Times -

Forest Visitors Face Heavy Summer Traffic

 

June 3, 2019

During the summer, those who visit Pisgah National Forest, particularly during the weekends, can expect to face heavy traffic and delays.

Each year, more than 2 million people are estimated to visit the Pisgah Ranger District of the Pisgah National Forest.

Visitors, for example, faced extensive traffic backups during the Memorial Day weekend as they exited the forest at the U.S. 276 entrance.

The line of traffic at its peak extended from past Avery Creek Road to the U.S. 276 and N.C. 280 intersection (a distance of over 2 miles) and bottlenecked the intersection during the evenings of...



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