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One lane of I-75 South now open at site of collapse

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has announced that one lane of southbound I-75 has been reopened at the site of the March 8 collapse in Campbell County.

I-75 is now reduced to one lane in each direction from milepoints 141 to 144 as work continues to repair the highway. Wide loads are not permitted to pass.

Motorists should expect long delays and use extreme caution while traveling through this area. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) urges motorists to consider the following alternate routes:

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://g.co/maps/2nnz4

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

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

KYTC will use portable message boards and dynamic overhead signs to advise motorists of possible delays.

Kentucky road condition reports are available by calling 511 or by visiting the 511 travel and traffic information web site at http://511.ky.gov.

Tennessee travel and construction information can be accessed at http://www.tn.gov/tdot/tdotsmartway.


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