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A busy parking area for hikers heading to a popular Appalachian Trail overlook will close November 30th — and remain closed for about a full year. A lot of hikers must cross Route 311 to head off for McAfee Knob, and work is set to begin next month on a pedestrian bridge to take that foot traffic over the roadway. While it is progress, the trailhead parking lot will be closed. More from WFIR’s Evan Jones: