Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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CLOSURE INFORMATION & UPDATES

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Join our Free Smokies Insider Newsletter to get the latest and up to date information before heading to the park. 

Frequently this is no or limited mobile service in the park, so be sure you have the latest information before heading out.  

For the most current and updated road information please call (865) 436-1200. Once you hear a voice, press 1, then press 1 for road information or 2 for a weather forecast.

You can also visit the NPS website, but you will get much more timely information via our Free Smokies Insider email updates. 

Review our page dedicated to all the most popular roads in the park. 

CURRENT CLOSURES YOU SHOULD NOTE

Beginning November 2, 2021 expect single-lane closures between Chimneys Picnic Area and Newfound Gap (Hwy 441). Lane closures are permitted from 7:00 a.m. on Mondays through 12:00 p.m. 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. To better accommodate visitors during periods of high visitation, no daytime lane closures will be allowed on weekends or holidays. Please allow for extra time when traveling through the project area.

Expect weekday, single-lane closures along the southbound Spur between the Gatlinburg Bypass intersection and the city limits of Gatlinburg through the end of the year. The lane closure is necessary to safely allow utility work along the road shoulder by the City of Gatlinburg. Motorists are asked to reduce speeds and use extra caution while traveling through this work zone. Avoid this area if at all possible. 

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