Saturday, September 13, 2008

Repaving and construction to begin again on the Gatlinburg Pigeon Forge Spur Road

Construction on the Spur - a section of the Foothills Parkway connecting the Great Smoky Mountains national park, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge will begin again this Monday as the Rod Run and the increased traffic as a result of it will be gone.

The construction work on the Spur will cause single land closures during the week until at least October 8th. During this time a final layer of pavement which is because of its special high performance nature will improve the safety of the road during wet weather.

Rumble strips which are groves in the pavement to let drivers know they are leaving the road shoulder will also be installed at this time.

The spur is not only a major thoroughfare between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge and is a beautiful road. The work that the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Service has down to the Spur included tunnel repair and lighting work and improved drainage has been exceptional. Let's hope this is all done before peak leaf season.

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