UPDATE 9/6/2023: Tiger Dr. will open today at 2 pm.
August 15, 2023: Sinkhole on Tiger Dr.

Both lanes of Tiger Dr. are closed from Hwy. 321 to E. Chestnut Hill due to a sinkhole. To access City Hall or Townsend Elementary School, go to Mountain Avenue and then take the first left onto Tiger Dr.

From Blount County Highway Department Website:

Notice of Road Closure:

“Please be advised that the Blount County Highway Department will close Old Tuckaleechee Rd from box 7016 to Laurel Valley Rd for the road/slip repairs. Construction will begin on May 22nd and will extend 4-6 weeks weather permitting. If the project finishes earlier than expected we will advise when it will reopen. Also, please note that all Detour routes to the other entrance of Old Tuckaleechee Rd on to 321 will be posted next week to start notifying the local traffic. For any questions please contact the Highway Department at 865-982-4652.”

Beginning March 1, 2023, the GSMNP will require parking tags for any car parked longer than 15 minutes anywhere in the park.
To learn more about the parking program, click here.



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