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Slide Closes One Lane of I-75 South in Campbell County

Thursday, March 08, 2012 | 10:15am
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The collapse of a section of embankment has closed one lane of Interstate 75 South in Campbell County. The earth slide occurred just after 1:00 p.m. today on I-75 South at Mile Marker 143, which is located near the Stinking Creek Road Exit. The inside lane on I-75 Southbound remains open.
 
TDOT Maintenance crews are installing concrete barrier walls as a safety precaution. TDOT geotechnical engineers have also been on site to assess the slide. 
 
There is no timetable for when the outside lane will re-open.
 
Motorists are advised to use caution when traveling through this area and expect delays. US 25W (SR 9) can be used as an alternate route around the impacted area.
 
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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