Drivers urged to avoid I-75 southbound work zone in Tennessee

MANCHESTER, Ky. — (June 15, 2012) — Interstate 75 southbound remains under construction at mile point 141 in Campbell County, Tennessee. The highway is reduced to one lane between mile points 141-144 as crews continue efforts to repair damage caused by a catastrophic slide.

Significant congestion and delays are likely to be observed this evening and throughout the weekend. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) strongly urges the use of U.S. 25E and U.S. 27 as alternate routes:

U.S. 25E detour route for I-40 destinations east of Dandridge, Tennessee (wide loads allowed throughout): Take Exit 29 at Corbin, Kentucky, follow U.S. 25E to Morristown, Tennessee, take I-81 South to its junction with I-40. http://g.co/maps/egnr2

U.S. 27 detour route for I-75 Southbound destinations south of Caryville, Tennessee, via Somerset, Kentucky (wide loads allowed throughout): Take Exit 62 (Mt. Vernon) in Kentucky and follow U.S. 25 to State Route 461 to State Route 80 to State Route 914 (Bypass) to U.S. 27 into Tennessee and follow SR 63 back to I-75 at Exit 141 (Oneida/Huntsville). http://goo.gl/maps/e8AU

U.S. 27 detour route for I-75 Southbound destinations south of Caryville, Tennessee, via Williamsburg, Kentucky (NO WIDE LOADS PERMITTED): Take Exit 11 (Williamsburg) in Kentucky and follow State Route 92 to U.S. 27 into Tennessee and follow SR 63 back to I-75 at Exit 141 (Oneida/Huntsville). http://g.co/maps/8ujnn

Road condition reports for District 11 routes are available by calling 511 or by visiting the 511 travel and traffic information web site at http://511.ky.gov.


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