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I-75 South in Campbell County Officially Reopens; Massive landslide occurred near Mile Marker 143 on March 8

Friday, August 17, 2012 | 07:12am

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Today, the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) officially reopened all lanes on I-75 South in Campbell County.

 
Traffic has been affected in that area since a landslide first occurred near Mile Marker 143 on March 8.  Work was originally expected to be completed on September 28.
 
“I want to applaud the work of our TDOT employees, as well as our contractor (Elmo Greer and Sons, LLC) in delivering this project more than a month early,” said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer. “Approximately 160,000 tons of graded rock and 206,000 tons of solid rock were put in place to rebuild the southbound lanes.”
 
With the exception of final pavement marking on the northbound lanes, all work on this project is now complete. That pavement marking is scheduled to be finished by the end of next week, and will require no lane closures.
 
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.
 
 
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