GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WATE) — Great Smoky Mountains National Park has announced that Cades Cove Loop Road is reopening this week after a three-week closure to resurface the roadway.

Crews will be paving the campground entrance road from Laurel Creek Road to the campground area on Tuesday, Sept. 28, under single-lane closures. Motorists should expect delays as they approach the Cades Cove Loop Road.

A park release said the preventive pavement treatment will help maintain the heavily-used road and extend the life of the asphalt surface that was rehabilitated in 2010.

For more information about temporary road closures, please visit the park website at