More than 70 years in the making, Great Smoky Mountains NP's Foothills Parkway slated for completion

It’s the beginning of the end for the “missing link” of the Foothills Parkway.

While crews still are completing the bridges along the 1.65-mile “missing link,” the paving of the entire 16-mile stretch of the Foothills Parkway between Walland and Wears Valley is scheduled to get underway this spring, with a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday featuring U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr., R-Tenn., among other dignitaries.

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