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TRAFFIC ADVISORY: New Traffic Plan on Blanton Drive During Weekday Afternoons

Posted 03-16-21,

In an effort to reduce vehicle congestion due to COVID-19 vaccinations and school traffic on weekday afternoons, a temporary traffic plan will begin this Thursday afternoon, March 18 on Blanton Drive. Vehicles waiting to turn onto Blanton Drive have been blocking Middle Creek Road in the afternoons, causing challenges for emergency vehicles and thru traffic.

Starting at 1 p.m. on school days, Blanton Drive will be closed to thru traffic until 3:15 p.m. Parents who pick-up their children at Sevierville Primary School must enter the school from Veterans Boulevard and turn onto Blanton Drive. THE SCHOOL WILL NOT BE ACCESSIBLE FROM MIDDLE CREEK ROAD.

People using the Sevier County Health Department during this period should access it via Middle Creek Road.

Please use caution and be prepared to slow or stop on Veterans Boulevard approaching Blanton Drive on weekday afternoons, as school traffic will be present. Watch for law enforcement officials and vehicles.