UPDATE: I-75 reopens to Southbound traffic in TN

CAMPBELL COUNTY, Tn. (WTVQ) – Southbound Interstate 75 in Campbell County, Tennessee, just across the Kentucky border, reopened Wednesday evening after being closed since February 26 due to a rockslide, according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

I-75 North remains closed for the removal of slide debris, stabilization of the existing slope and repairs to the road. One lane is scheduled to open on I-75 North on or before March 24, 2016. The entire repair project is scheduled to be complete on or before April 15, 2016, according to the TDT.

Local traffic is allowed to use Exit 141 (Huntsville/Oneida) on I-75 North.

Message boards are already in place on I-75 North to alert motorists to the road closure. Drivers are advised to plan ahead and seek alternate routes.

I-75 North Motorist Detour (standard vehicles)
• Motorists can take Exit 134 (Caryville/LaFollette). Follow US 25W north to LaFollette, continuing to Jellico, and then re-enter I-75 North.

I-75 North Wide-Load and Alternate Motorist Detour
• Wide-load traffic can take I-40 East to I-81 North Exit 8 (Morristown/White Pine). Follow US 25E, and enter I-75 at Exit 29 (Corbin) in Kentucky.

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