Construction begins on U.S. 441

Delays are expected on Newfound Gap Road (U.S. 441) through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park beginning March 1, due to road rehabilitation.   

In addition to repaving the road, thousands of feet of stone masonry retaining walls and several drainage culverts will be repaired, and one lane will be partially closed.

From June 11 until August 15, there will only be overnight lane closures, running from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m.

The project is scheduled for completion in October 2012 and is the first of three phases to repair all 15 miles of the road from Newfound Gap to the Park boundary at Gatlinburg, Tenn.

The full project will be finished in 2016.

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