I-75 South Closed in NE Tennessee for About Two Weeks

March 11, 2012

The Tennessee Department of Transportation has closed both lanes of Interstate 75 South in Campbell County in northeast Tennessee on the Kentucky border, due the collapse of a section of embankment.

The earth under the interstate has continued to move since the collapse was discovered on Thursday near the Stinking Creek exit at mile marker 144. Traffic on I-75 Southbound will be detoured until the interstate can be repaired.

Effective immediately, I-75 South is closed at Mile Marker 160. Repairs could be completed at the site by March 23.

Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2012/03/11/2105381/tdot-estimates-i-75-closure-to.html#storylink=cpy

Detour routes are as follows:

* Detour at Exit 160 in Jellico and turn left to follow US 25W to LaFollette, then back to I-75 South at Exit 134 in Caryville.

* Wide loads must exit I-75 at Exit 160 in Jellico and turn right to follow SR 297 West to SR 63, then back to I-75 South at Exit 141.

Once a repair plan is finalized, TDOT will solicit contract bids and initiate a project to repair the interstate.

More info: www.tn.gov/tdot/tdotsmartway