UPDATE: Date set for Snapp Road improvements

Barrels on Snapp Road keep people from driving too close to the edge. (Source: Kyle Grainger, WVLT)

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Repairs to several sections of Snapp Road will begin Monday, March 4.

Recent rains and flooding caused several areas of river bank erosion next to the road.

"It's certainly right at the edge of the road, that's why we have the barrels warning people to stay away from that edge," said Sevierville Public Works Director, Bryan Fortner. "So we want to get it fixed as quickly as possible."

The city contracted with Whaley and Sons, Inc. to rebuild the embankment with stone to prevent a collapse. They fear more heavy rains could cause major damage.

The work area will be on Snapp Road between Ernest McMahan Road and Jasmine Trail. One lane of traffic will be maintained with a temporary traffic signal. Motorists should expect delays, especially during heavy traffic periods. If possible, an alternate route should be considered.

The project is expected to be finished by early April.

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