From the Pigeon Forge Police Department:
The Pigeon Forge Rod Run is scheduled for September 13 through September 15, 2018. This weekend, traffic will be heavy and congested. It is not a good time to be in a hurry. You can expect some problems getting around and through the City of Pigeon Forge.
Wears Valley Road traveling from Townsend to Pigeon Forge will be heavy around 1:00 PM and comes to a standstill around 6:00 PM on both Friday and Saturday.
The Parkway in Pigeon Forge is passable in the left lane until about 6:00 PM. It will then come to a stand-still in which average speed is 3-4 MPH with periods of not moving.
At approximately 9:00 PM, traffic is extremely heavy and barely moves on primary and secondary roads.
If you are traveling from Gatlinburg to Pigeon Forge consider alternate routes as US 441 northbound (The Spur) is heavily congested. We have had reports of it taking hours to travel the five miles.
Expect delays coming off Dollywood Lane onto the Parkway from 4:00 PM until midnight. This includes Veterans Blvd.
Pedestrian traffic will be heavy and will need extra attention. It is illegal to block intersections and officers will write citations when available for blocking intersections.
Please be safe. Use caution and patience for this weekend. Click here for more information: http://cityofpigeonforge.com/support-services.aspx