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UPDATE: Traffic Alert for Hancock and Hawkins Counties

Monday, April 16, 2018 | 09:24am

KNOXVILLE – Motorists in Hancock and Hawkins Counties should be aware of rockfall mitigation work that could have an effect on their travel for weeks to come.  Highway 70N in Eidson was closed between SR 94 and Clinch Valley Road on Monday evening, April 16th.  This closure will be in place for approximately three weeks.

Originally, the roadway was scheduled to be closed on Monday, April 23rd.  But due to the large rocks that were falling from the hillside, the entire roadway had to be closed immediately. In May 2017, a massive rockslide closed this part of the roadway.


Detour routes are as follows:

From SR 70 in Rogersville:

Take SR 1 (US 11W) South to SR 31 North in Mooresburg, to SR 33 North to SR 70 North.


From SR 70 in Kyles Ford:

Take SR 33 South to SR 31 South in Sneedville, to SR 1 (US 11W) in North Mooresburg, to SR 70 North in Rogersville.


Motorists are advised to use extreme caution in this area as workers will be present.  The TDOT SmartWay system will have real-time information on traffic conditions, and is accessible at