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Pigeon Forge Police Department issues traffic advisory for Sept. 7-8

PIGEON FORGE, TN - Due to heavy traffic in the Pigeon Forge area this coming weekend, the Pigeon Forge Police Department has issued a traffic advisory.

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A car from the past at Shades of the Past Hot Rod Roundup in PIgeon Forge; image by Jeaneane Payne

The Shades of the Past Hot Rod Roundup is scheduled for September 7-8, 2018. During this time, traffic will be heavy and congested. It is not a good time to be in a hurry. You can expect some problems getting around and through the City of Pigeon Forge.

Traffic Information:

Wears Valley Road traveling from Townsend to Pigeon Forge will be heavy around 1:00 PM and comes to a standstill around 6:00 PM on both Friday and Saturday.

The Parkway in Pigeon Forge is passable in the left lane until about 6:00 PM. It will then come to a stand-still in which average speed is 3-4 MPH with periods of not moving.

At approximately 9:00 PM, traffic is extremely heavy and barely moves on primary and secondary roads.

If you are traveling from Gatlinburg to Pigeon Forge consider alternate routes as US 441 northbound (The Spur) is heavily congested. We have had reports of it taking hours to travel the five miles.

Expect delays coming off Dollywood Lane onto the Parkway from 4:00 PM until midnight. This includes Veterans Blvd.

Pedestrian traffic will be heavy and will need extra attention. It is illegal to block intersections and officers will write citations when available for blocking intersections.

Published September 5, 2018

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