Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Clingmans Dome Road (TN) Closure Extended...

Clingmans Dome Road will will not reopen until June 19, 2010 due to road repaving.

The project will continue until July 1, 2010 but traffic will be managed with single lane closures on weekdays. No work will take place on weekends once the road reopens.

The road will be closed to all public use, including hiking, bicycling, sledding, skiing, snowshoeing, and auto touring. Access to trailheads along the road will also be closed, including Fork Ridge Trail, Forney Creek Trail, Forney Ridge Trail (which leads to Andrews Bald), Noland Divide Trail, Road Prong Trail, and Sugarland Mountain Trail.

Although trailhead access from along Clingmans Dome Road will be closed, these trails will remain open and hikers can access them via connecting trails in the area.

The Appalachian Trail, which runs parallel to Clingmans Dome Road, will be accessible from Newfound Gap.

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