Newfound Gap Road Project Resumes
Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announcing that daytime, single-lane closures on Newfound Gap Road will resume next Monday April 25 to complete a paving project along an 8-mile section between Chimneys Picnic Area and Newfound Gap. This work should be complete in three weeks, although that timeline depends on mother nature…as inclement weather could affect their plans. Lane closures will be in effect from 7:00 a.m. on Mondays through noon on Fridays. The lane closures will be managed with flagging operations and a pilot car to lead traffic through work zones. In addition, some parking areas and pull-offs will be closed intermittently. No daytime lane closures will be happening on weekends due to the increase in park visitors. The park says motorists traveling Newfound Gap Road should expect traffic delays on the road that connects Gatlinburg to Cherokee, NC.