Portion of River Road to be closed due to intersection improvement project


GATLINBURG, Tenn.—A portion of River Road will be closed beginning Monday, April 13 as a result of the intersection improvement project construction at its intersection of Parkway.
 
Traffic seeking to access River Road may do so at the intersection of Parkway and Maples Lane. The closure of River Road will be until further notice, so crews may perform work at the intersection. All construction work on the improvement project, which is intended to improve traffic and pedestrian flow around the triangle at this intersection, will be completed by April 30.
 
Installation of traffic control boxes, pedestrian signalization and traffic signal poles will occur after the equipment arrives in mid-summer. Officials estimate the installation of that equipment will cause little disruption to traffic flow, with all construction work completed by the end of April.
 
The original scheduled start date for this project was August 2020, with a completion date of February 2021.
 
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