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TDOT Completes Crossover Lane Construction on I-75 in Campbell County

Thursday, March 15, 2012 | 07:10am
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – On Wednesday evening, the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) completed the construction of a crossover lane on Interstate 75, re-opening southbound traffic for the first time since the collapse of a section of embankment near Mile Marker 144 last week.
 
This allows one lane of southbound I-75 traffic to be shifted to one northbound lane. There are now two lanes available for northbound traffic, and one lane for southbound traffic.
 
There is no timetable as to when I-75 South will re-open to normal traffic patterns.
 
A detour route remains in place for wide loads:
 
  • Wide loads must exit I-75 at Exit 160 in Jellico and turn right to follow SR 297 West to SR 63, then back to I-75 South at Exit 141.
 
For travel and TDOT construction information, please visit the TDOT SmartWay web site at www.tn.gov/tdot/tdotsmartway, or call 511 from any land-line or cellular phone.  You can also receive traffic alerts via TDOT’s multiple Twitter feeds, including statewide traffic tweets. Smart phone users can use the TDOT SmartWay Mobile website at http://m.tdot.tn.gov/SmartWay/ to access TDOT’s SmartWay cameras and information on construction related lane closures and incidents on interstates and state routes.
 
 

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For more information:

Mark Nagi

TDOT Region 1 Community Relations Officer

Office 865.594.0161

Mobile 865.255.7731

Mark.Nagi@tn.gov

 

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