Area students will begin returning to school on Monday, August 17 and Tuesday, August 18, causing pedestrian and vehicle traffic to increase significantly. The flashing yellow school zone lights, indicating the presence of school children around schools, are being activated to remind drivers that the school year is about to begin.
“The overall goal is to get our children to and from school safely. Please help us keep our children safe by following the school zone traffic laws,” said Sevierville Police Chief Joseph Manning.
Please take note of the following recommendations from the Sevierville Police Department:
Today, City contractor Charles Blalock & Sons paved the last 600 lineal feet of the West Prong Greenway Extension Project.
“We’re thrilled that the extension is now open for use,” said Bob Parker, Director of Parks and Recreation. “This is an important piece of our greenway system and I’m sure it will be well utilized by our residents and visitors.” Parker noted that some work remains to be completed, including landscaping and bench installation on the observation deck.
As the Downtown Streetscape project moves forward, the City is issuing a traffic advisory for a section of Court Avenue. Court Avenue, between Main Street and Bruce Street will be closed to all traffic beginning Monday, August 10. An estimated reopening date will be determined soon. For additional information and updates on the Downtown Streetscape project, visit www.downtownstreetscape.com.
Contractors working for the City of Sevierville will be repaving the parking and walking path areas at the Hospital Greenway Trailhead Park tomorrow, Thursday, August 6. The park is located next to LeConte Medical Center and Millwood Drive. Weather and other conditions permitting, the work will be completed by the end of the day.
Today, Sevier County Mayor Larry Waters extended Executive Order 23, which requires face coverings in certain settings through August 29. The order was set to expire at midnight tonight. To view the new Executive Order 29 and the previous order, visit www.seviercountytn.gov.
The Sevierville Police Department and Sevier County Sheriff’s Office are partnering again this year to collect school supplies to help Sevier County school children and teachers.
SCSO deputies and SPD officers will be at Wal Mart, 1414 Parkway, from 12 p.m.-4 p.m. on Friday, July 31 and Saturday, August 1.
The Family Aquatic Center at Sevierville City Park will be closing for the season effective today, Monday, July 27. The FAC was originally scheduled to close for public swimming on August 8. We apologize for any inconveniences caused by the early closure.
Bob Stahlke, Public Information Officer
300 Gary Wade Blvd.
Sevierville, TN 37864-5500