The stretch of road between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TN (locally known as “the spur” or US 441) will go under construction starting September 15, 2008 and will continue through October 8. The good news is that construction will only take place during weekdays from early morning until noon. During this time there will be lane closures which will increase traffic congestion. Obviously, the big suggestion is to stay away from the spur during those times….unless you want to take a slooooow stroll through 4.5 miles on the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Be sure to check out our guide on tips for avoiding traffic in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge as well!