I-75 South in Campbell County closed until at least Thursday; I-75 North will still be reduced to one lane
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 | 04:38am
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Interstate-75 South will remain closed until at least Thursday, May 10th, so that crews can continue to stabilize a section of rock slope near mile marker 143. A section of embankment collapsed in that area on March 8th.
Interstate-75 North will have one lane of traffic open for approximately three miles, from mile marker 141 to mile marker 144.
Soil nails will be launched about 20 feet into the ground underneath the southbound lanes, towards northbound lanes, in order to stabilize the rock slope.
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.
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