Great Smoky Mountains National Park announced nighttime closures of the bridges connecting the the north and southbound lanes of the Spur for paving operations beginning Monday, May 29 through Thursday June 1.The nighttime closures will begin each evening at 7pm through 7am as weather allows. Paving operations are expected to begin Monday evening on the Wiley Oakley Drive Crossover Bridge to be followed by the Huskey Grove Road Crossover Bridge and then the Gum Stand Road Crossover Bridge as the week progresses.
Motorists should continue to expect single-lane closures, days and nights, for the duration of the contract. No work will be allowed on holidays or on weekends from noon on Friday through Sunday evening. Access into and out of the side roads off the Spur could be briefly affected at times. The project is expected be complete by June 15, but work schedules may be revised if inclement weather affects work progress.