LURAY, Va. (AP) One of Virginia's most scenic roads is getting a face-lift.
Shenandoah National Park has begun a yearlong construction project to rebuild portions of the 105-mile Skyline Drive. The work will be done on a 34-mile stretch between the Thornton Gap entrance station at the road's intersection with U.S. 211 and at the Swift Run entrance station at the road's intersection with U.S. 33.
Park spokeswoman Karen Beck-Herzog said the reconstruction is expected to cost about $1.9 million.
Beck-Herzog said visitors can expect delays throughout the year. About 400,000 vehicles and 300 buses entered the park from January through October.
Skyline Drive was built in the 1930s. It was last reconstructed in the 1980s.