Tag: Roadway

  1. Trailside Talk: The Scoop on The Loop

    Trailside Talk: The Scoop on The Loop by Mike Hembree One of Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s unique features often goes unnoticed. In fact, sometimes it takes a child to point it out. “Hey, Dad, we just drove over ourselves!” Junior might yell from the backseat. And it’s true. The Loop Over Bridge, located on U.S. Highway 441 between the park’ Read more...
  2. Road Ecology Comes to Southern Appalachia

    Road Ecology Comes to Southern Appalachia By Frances Figart, Creative Services Director On July 1, the United States House of Representatives passed the INVEST in America Act to reauthorize funding for transportation projects across the country. Aiming to protect biodiversity, stimulate the economy, and reduce highway fatalities, the bill proposes $400 million for projects to reduce Read more...
  3. Park Announces Foothills Parkway Opening

    Foothills Parkway

    Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials plan to open the long-awaited section of the Foothills Parkway between Walland and Wears Valley, TN on Saturday, November 10. The public will be able to experience the entire 16-mile roadway for the first time since construction began in 1966, including the 1.65-mile section known as the ‘Missing Link’ which is now connected by a series of nine bridges.

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