Work continues on rockslide at Mile Marker 142
The Tennessee Department of Transportation re-opened one lane of traffic on Interstate 75 North in Campbell County on Thursday morning. Both lanes had been closed since February 26 due to a rockslide that occurred at Mile Marker 142.
TDOT said one lane will remain closed on I-75 North. Work continues in the area as crews remove slide debris, stabilize the existing slope, and repair the interstate. The entire repair project is scheduled to be complete on or before April 15.
One northbound lane remains closed. I-75 reduces to one lane starting at MM 141.
TDOT spokesperson Mark Nagi reported that traffic was moving smoothly on Thursday morning.
“We ask that motorists use extra caution in this area as workers are present,” TDOT said.
Both the northbound and southbound lanes were initially closed, and TDOT awarded an emergency contract for the slide repair. I-75 South re-opened March 9.
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Here is more information from TDOT:
From your desktop or mobile device, get the latest construction activity and live streaming SmartWay traffic cameras at www.TNSmartWay.com/Traffic. Travelers can also dial 511 from any land-line or cellular phone for travel information, or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TN511 for statewide travel.
“As always, drivers are reminded to use all motorist information tools wisely and Know Before You Go! by checking travel conditions before leaving for your destination,” TDOT said. Drivers should never tweet, text, or talk on a cell phone while behind the wheel.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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