Thursday, June 12, 2008

The Spur connection Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge will have more intense construction delays for most of June.

Expect longer delays during weekdays on the Spur - the road connecting Gatlinburg with Pigeon Forge with a shortcut that takes you into the Great Smoky Mountains national park.

Now that the construction has moved into the milling and paving phase so the road may be resurfaced during weekdays 1 lane will be closed in each direction which will cause some significant delays.

These next few weeks will be trying especially for those in a rush. Driving above the posted speed with the road surfaces being uneven is not only risking an accident with other car and construction workers, except some enhanced speed limit enforcement and hefty fines for speeders on the Spur.


George Norkus said...

Whatever the author's reason for disappointment is unknown to me. I just returned from the event on June 7, 2015 and was not disappointed at all!

As I walked around the so-called "Ghost Town" certain areas seemed to not have to many FF's but in many other areas it looked like a wonderful Christmass tree display.

In some larger areas they randomly flashed all together for several seconds, then the area went completely dark for about 7 or 8 seconds when they all flashed again. Other areas they flashed all the time but that was probably because at night I couldn't tell if I was looking at area or several from a distance. When I looked at some photo I took, several flashes were in focus and some were not. That told me they were very far away and not in the same grouping.

Overall I loved it! I highly recommend it for all to see!

George Norkus said...

A wonderful display of firefly flashing! I highly recommend it. My timing was on June 7, 2015. Thanks for letting me know about something I never heard of before!