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Update on GSMNP trail, road closures

Update on GSMNP trail, road closures

Maintenance crews will implement temporary, single-lane closures along the northbound and southbound Spur through Aug. 17 and again Aug. 21-24.

Crews will remove fallen trees and branches, rock debris, and litter and will mow along road shoulders. 

The lane closures will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Drivers should reduce speeds, drive with extra caution, and anticipate delays during lane closures. 

Crews will also close Alum Cave Trail Aug. 16 to repair a bridge damaged by a tree during a recent storm. There will be no access to the trail during the closure. Hikers who wish to go to Mount LeConte on Aug. 16 may use one of the other trail routes to the summit.

For more information about temporary road and trail closures at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, please visit the park’s Current Road, Facility, Trail & Backcountry Updates webpage . 

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