Roadwork to close bypass overnight Monday

Drivers bypassing Gatlinburg into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will need to watch for overnight construction early next week.

View from an overlook on the Gatlinburg Bypass. (Source: Kyle Grainger, WVLT)

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) -- Drivers bypassing Gatlinburg into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will need to watch for overnight construction early next week.

Park officials said the Gatlinburg Bypass will be closed from 8:30 p.m. Monday until 1 a.m. Tuesday for maintenance work to be performed.

In addition, traffic on Newfound Gap Road between the Gatlinburg park entrance and Sugarlands Information Center will be reduced to one lane from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday.

Smokies information is online at http://www.nps.gov/grsm .


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