KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Department of
Transportation expects to open at least one southbound lane of
Interstate 75 at the site of a massive rockslide in Campbell
TDOT intends to open one of the two southbound lanes Monday at the
143 mile marker, not far from the Kentucky border.
The slide occurred on March 8. Then, on May 7, a second slide
occurred, further disrupting traffic.
While the entire repair project is expected to take all summer,
transportation officials have kept one northbound lane open and
hope to add one southbound lane Monday. The slide closed both
southbound lanes for a three-mile-long stretch.
More than 28,000 vehicles a day travel north and south on the
affected section of I-75 between mile markers 141 and 144.