Sunday, April 29, 2012

Look Rock Observation Tower to Close for Construction

Managers at Great Smoky Mountain National Park have announced that Look Rock Tower and the access trail will be closed May 1st and 2nd, and May 10th and 11th, in order to complete the final steps of a radio installation project.

Look Rock is located off the Foothills Parkway in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

During the closure period, installation of a new radio repeater will be completed by the Blount County Sheriff’s Office in order to upgrade the radio communications available to Blount County Sheriff’s Office and local Emergency Management Services. The work will also involve the grading and paving of the trail and access drive.

In addition to its role as a public observation tower, the Look Rock Tower hosts an Air Quality monitoring site, and houses radio repeaters serving the Park, the Blount County Sheriff’s Office, Ft. Loudon Electric Cooperative, and the U.S.D.A. Forest Service.


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