SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. — Pigeon Forge officials are asking for input on potential changes to the city's six-lane Parkway, according to a news release.
The changes would affect all modes of transportation, including pedestrian.
The city said it is encouraging residents, business owners, employees and visitors to fill out a survey about both short and long-term goals. The survey will close on Aug. 31.
“Effective plans require input, and the City of Pigeon Forge is requesting that our residents, workers and visitors contribute to this survey,” said Pigeon Forge City Manager Earlene Teaster. “With sustained growth in tourism and development in Pigeon Forge, it is essential to create a transportation plan to ensure that the Parkway is as safe and as multi-modal friendly as possible.”
The Parkway, or Route 72/U.S. 441, runs through Pigeon Forge, connecting the city to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In 2017, 50,000 vehicles traveled along the Parkway, according to the city.
Approximately 6,000 people live in Pigeon Forge, but the city hosts more than 10 million tourists every year, according to the release.