Great Smoky Mountains National Park will resume daytime traffic closures due to road paving along an 8-mile section of Newfound Gap Road from Chimneys Picnic Area to Newfound Gap beginning August 16, 2021. The project, which began in March of 2021, is expected to be completed by November 30, 2021. This deadline is subject to change depending on weather delays.
Visitors traveling on Newfound Gap Road should expect weekday, single-lane closures and traffic delays from August 16 through September 30. Lane closures are permitted from 7:00 a.m. on Mondays through 12:00 p.m. on Fridays. The lane closures will be managed with flagging operations and a pilot car to lead traffic through work zones. In addition, some parking areas and pull-offs will be closed intermittently. To better accommodate visitors during periods of high visitation, no daytime lane closures will be allowed on weekends, holidays, or during the month of October.
Source material – GSMNP