In keeping with all local closures, road work, etc., Smoky Drive in Pigeon Forge may be one place you might want to put on your list to try to avoid in the coming months.
According to city officials, a section of Smoky Drive will be closed for approximately 2 months, due to road construction. Work actually started Monday, January 14. Smoky Drive will not be accessible from the Parkway, only East Wears Valley Road and will not be a through street during construction.
Many people, especially during peak seasons, use Smoky Drive as a short cut around the parkway for a number of reasons, including just to avoid other cars coming into the area. Officials urge drivers to use a little patience during this time as crews work to improve an area that has seen a dramatic increase in traffic over the past 10 years.
If you have any questions please contact Blalocks at 453-2808.