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Tree removals cause lane closures on national park roads

GATLINBURG, TN — Single-lane closures inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park have been scheduled beginning Monday, November 6 through Friday, November 17. Temporary one-lane closures will include the southbound lanes of the Spur (US 441), the Gatlinburg Bypass, and Cherokee Orchard Road. Roadside brushing work will take place during the same time period along the Foothills Parkway East between Cosby, TN and Interstate 40.

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Workers clearing fallen trees and brush from roadways inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Image courtesy of GSMNP.

The roadways will remain open, but motorists should expect single-lane closures during daylight hours from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. No work will be allowed on weekends from 6:00 p.m. on Friday through Sunday evening.

For more information about temporary road closures, please visit the park website at site at or follow SmokiesRoadsNPS on Twitter.

Published November 2, 2017

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