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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

US 441 Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Spur Under Construction

Road work began November 5 and is estimated to continue through early spring of 2009 on the road known as the spur, which accommodates an estimated 11 million visitors annually.

Preliminary work has already begun with single lane closures along the north and southbound lanes, however closures will not be permitted during the holidays.

Along with paving work, three extensive projects are scheduled to be completed including repairing the drainage system and the lighting system in the northbound lane of the tunnel, slope stabilization at Norton Creek Road, where a landslide occurred on the west side of the spur, and work at the Huskey Creek overpass.

The National Park Service will pay an estimated 6.3 million dollars to complete the project.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What company would be doing the contruction?

3:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Charles Blalock and Sons Construction Company

6:50 PM  

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