PIGEON FORGE — Pigeon Forge City Commission is set to vote Monday on the route for the long-awaited Westside Connector.

Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall.

The plans for the connector have been among the primary topics for the commission lately, and the city has hosted a public forum and discussed possible routes at a workshop.

Commissioners had the routes down to two possible options at the forum, and they appear set to approve a combination of those two routes at Monday’s meeting.

The connector is designed to run from Wears Valley Road along to Mill Creek Road, where it would run out onto the Parkway.

It is designed to provide an alternative route to the Parkway, which is the main route for tourists enjoying Sevier County’s attractions.

While much of the connector will be created by widening and improving existing streets, there is a section that runs from the end of Willa View Drive to where the proposed new route comes out on the Parkway, alongside Evergreen Smoky Mountain Lodge.

The city had been asking for input on the area that runs from Freedom Baptist Church to near Singing Pines Road, where there were multiple routes under consideration.

After the forum and workshop, commissioners appear set to approve a route that would run south of Freedom Baptist and Pigeon Forge Care and Rehab, then cut north to higher ground and away from Mill Creek.

The decision has drawn attention from dozens of residents and business owners who live in that area.

Monday’s meeting represents the last chance they have to speak publicly about their preference before the commission votes.