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Sparks Lane temporarily closed for repairs

TOWNSEND, TN - Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced the temporary closure of Sparks Lane in Cades Cove beginning Monday, October 29 through Monday, November 12. The closure is necessary to repair the low-water crossing across Sea Branch near the south end of Sparks Lane.

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Sparks Lane is a gravel road in Cades Cove; image by Jeaneane Payne

Park crews will be using heavy equipment to remove the concrete structure currently in place at the crossing. Following the removal, crews will build concrete forms to rebuild a new, low-water crossing and approach ramps. Pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists are restricted from the using the roadway throughout the closure period.

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Published October 29, 2018








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