Motorists traveling in Knox County should be aware of an upcoming temporary road closure to East Simpson Road at Chapman Highway (State Route 71).


Beginning on Monday morning, November 2, East Simpson Road will be closed in order to allow the installation of a new storm drain. The closure will begin at the intersection of Chapman Highway (State Route 71) and continue to the intersection of Sevierville Pike.  East Simpson Road will be closed to through traffic only while maintaining local traffic access to Berry-Highland Cemetery. All work is expected to be complete on or before Wednesday, November 20.


This schedule is contingent on favorable weather conditions.  Motorists are advised to use extreme caution in this area as workers will be present.