knoxville news
knoxville news entertainment rss linkedin twitter facebook contact smoky mountains knoxville legal notices travel knoxville sports business knoxville daily sun lifestyle food knoxville daily sun advertising about knoxville daily sun


National Park announces public review period for Spur Improvements Environmental Assessment
May 6, 2022

GATLINBURG -- Great Smoky Mountains National Park seeks public review of the Spur Improvements Environmental Assessment (EA) beginning Friday, May 6 through Sunday, June 5, 2022. The public is also invited to attend a virtual meeting on Monday, May 16 at 5:00 p.m. to learn more about this proposal.

During a public scoping period in August and September 2021, the park solicited public feedback on the issues and preliminary alternatives for improving the Spur roadway between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The park reviewed the comments received during this scoping period and have now completed the EA. On May 16, park staff will present an overview of the EA during the virtual public meeting from 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. using the Zoom platform. Park staff will also be available to answer questions from the public until 6:00 p.m.

To attend the meeting, participants should use this link and join the meeting 5 to 10 minutes early to test the connection. By joining the virtual, online meeting, participants will be able to view slides, presenters, and submit questions. Participants may also hear the presentation in a listen-only mode by calling 312-626-6799 and entering webinar ID: 830 5272 5681 and passcode 166974, if prompted.

The public is also invited to review the EA and provide comments through the following portals beginning May 6 through June 5:

On the web (preferred method) at

By mail:
Gatlinburg Spur Improvements EA
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
107 Park Headquarters Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

For additional information about the Spur Improvements EA, the virtual meeting, and how to provide comments, please visit

knoxville daily sun Knoxville Daily Sun
2022 Image Builders
User Agreement | Privacy Policy