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Work Continues on I-75 Landslide in Campbell County; Target date for one lane of I-75 South to reopen is May 21st

Thursday, May 10, 2012 | 04:28am
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – In order to repair the massive landslide that has occurred near mile marker 143 on I-75 in Campbell County, I-75 South will remain closed, and one lane of I-75 North will remain open.
The target date for one southbound lane and a second northbound lane to re-open is Monday, May 21st. TDOT will continue to re-evaluate the situation, and adjust that schedule accordingly.
Crews are excavating and constructing a soil nail wall, which will require nails to be drilled as many as 50 feet underneath the Interstate. This is being done in order to stabilize the rock slope.
Currently, I-75 North has one lane of traffic open for approximately three miles, from mile marker 141 to mile marker 144.
Motorists should expect potential long delays and use extreme caution while traveling through this area.
Detour Route for I-75 South: Take Exit 160 in Jellico, follow US 25W to LaFollette and back onto I-75 South at Exit 134 in Caryville.
Wide Load Detour Route for I-75 South: Take Exit 160 in Jellico, turn right and follow SR 297 West to SR 63 and back onto I-75 South at Exit 141.
Suggested Alternate Route for I-75 North: Take Exit 134 in Caryville, follow US 25W to LaFollette and back onto I-75 North at Exit 160 in Jellico.
For travel and TDOT construction information, please visit the TDOT SmartWay web site at, or call 511 from any landline 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 to access TDOT’s SmartWay cameras and information on construction related lane closures and incidents on interstates and state routes.

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