- Associated Press - Friday, July 25, 2014

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) - Some historic structures in Great Smoky Mountain National Park are being renovated and made more structurally sound.

National Park Service spokesman Randy Hatten told WVLT-TV in Knoxville (http://bit.ly/1zbAc4J ) that park crews are working to put on a new roof to the Noah Bud Ogle Cabin on Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. The new roof is designed to last 15 years.

The Noah Bud Ogle Cabin on Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail will be closed to the public from July 21 until Aug. 15 to replace the wood shake roof. The cabin will be reopened Aug. 16.

The walkways around the parking lot and Rockefeller monument at Newfound Gap will be partially closed from Aug. 4 until Sept. 30 while preservation crew to reset and re-grout the flagstone walks.

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Information from: WVLT-TV, http://www.volunteertv.com/

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