Gatlinburg Bypass

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Gatlinburg Bypass
Route information
Maintained by NPS
Length: 3.6 mi[1] (5.8 km)
Major junctions
South end: US 441 near Gatlinburg
North end: US 321 / US 441 in Gatlinburg
Location
Counties: Sevier
Highway system
  • Tennessee State Routes

The Gatlinburg Bypass (also known as Parkway Bypass or US 441 Bypass) is a 3.6-mile-long (5.8 km) bypass of the resort city of Gatlinburg in Sevier County, Tennessee. The route is maintained by the National Park Service and is considered part of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Route description[edit]

The Gatlinburg Bypass begins at an intersection with US 441 (Newfound Gap Road) within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park southwest of Gatlinburg. It travels generally northward for about half of its route before turning to the northeast and ending at an intersection with US 321/US 441, just north of town.[1]

After splitting with US 441, the bypass almost immediately crosses over the West Prong of the Little Pigeon River. The road then begins to climb in altitude as it traverses a mountain that overlooks Gatlinburg from the west. It crosses over, but does not intersect, Ski Mountain Road before winding its way over to its only mid-route intersection of Campbell Lead Road, which is accessed via a short two-way access road. After the intersection, the parkway begins to descend the mountain and again crosses the West Prong of the Little Pigeon River before ending with a second intersection with US 321/US 441 (Foothills Parkway Spur/Great Smoky Mountains Parkway).[1]

History[edit]

Junctions list[edit]

The entire route is in Sevier County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Great Smoky Mountains National Park 0.0 0.0 US 441 (Newfound Gap Road) – Gatlinburg, Cherokee Interchange; southern terminus
Gatlinburg 1.8 2.9 Campbell Lead Road Interchange via two-way access road
3.6 5.8 US 321 / US 441 / SR 73 (Great Smoky Mountains Parkway) – Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg Interchange; northern terminus; No access from northbound US 441/US 321 to the Bypass
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Google (November 26, 2014). "Gatlinburg Bypass". Google Maps. Google. Retrieved November 26, 2014. 

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