New Wide Load Detour Route for Bypassing I-75 Landslide in Campbell County; This route also serves as an alternative for passenger vehicles
Friday, May 11, 2012 | 09:36am
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – In order to help alleviate the traffic strain on local communities, the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has worked with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) to establish a new detour route for wide loads to bypass the I-75 landslide in Campbell County.
This route will also serve as an alternative for passenger vehicles.
I-75 Southbound wide loads: Take Exit 62 (Mt. Vernon) in Kentucky and follow U.S. 25 to State Route 461 to State Route 80 to State Route 914 (Bypass) to U.S. 27 into Tennessee and follow SR 63 back to I-75 at Exit 141 (Oneida/Huntsville).
I-75 Northbound wide loads: Take Exit 141 (Oneida/Huntsville) in Tennessee and follow State Route 63 to U.S. 27 into Kentucky. Then take State Route 914 (Bypass) to State Route 80 to State Route 461 to U.S. 25 back to I-75 at Exit 62 (Mt. Vernon).
Currently, a three mile stretch of I-75 North is down to one lane of traffic, from mile marker 141 to mile marker 144. The target date for one southbound lane and a second northbound lane to reopen is Monday, May 21st.
Motorists should expect potential long delays and use extreme caution while traveling through this area.
Detour Route for I-75 South (passenger vehicles): Take Exit 160 in Jellico, follow US 25W to LaFollette and back onto I-75 South at Exit 134 in Caryville.
For travel and TDOT construction information, please visit the TDOT SmartWay web site at www.tn.gov/tdot/tdotsmartway, 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 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.