“The Loop” On US 441 in Great Smoky Mountains Added to Google Maps

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A while back, I was surfing around Google Maps and noticed that “The Loop” on US 441 in the Smokies wasn’t showing up properly on the map. And when you tried to use the Street View to go around the loop, it jumped from the lower part of the road to the upper part at the tunnel. So, I used the nifty little “Report a Problem” link on the map to describe this to Google. It’s now been fixed! Here’s the email Google sent me as notification:

On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 10:04 AM, <noreply-maps-issues@google.com> wrote:

Hi Jordan,

Google Maps has been updated to correct the problem you reported. You can see the update here, and if you still see a problem, please tell us more about the issue:
Link to view and/or reopen issue

Report history
Problem ID: FB89-4FC9-1447-A5D4

Your report: US 441 loops over itself right here. It’s a bizarre little bit of engineering to get the road to a lower elevation in a hurry. “The Loop” isn’t shown on the map, nor is it possible to follow Street View around the loop – it jumps right from the lower part of the road to the upper part as you go through the tunnel.

Thanks for your help,
The Google Maps team

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