Southbound I-75 will remain closed south of Jellico, Tennessee until at least Thursday. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says crews are stabilizing a section of rock slope near mile marker 143. A section of embankment collapsed in that area on March 8.
Northbound I-75 will be reduced to one lane for approximately three miles in the area near the collapse, from mile marker 141 to mile marker 144. The state says crews are shooting soil nails about 20 feet into the ground underneath the southbound lanes, towards northbound lanes, in order to stabilize the rock slope.
Drivers are being warned to expect potential long delays and use extreme caution while traveling through the area.
Detour Route for I-75 South: Take Exit 160 in Jellico, follow US 25W to LaFollette and back onto I-75 South at Exit 134 in Caryville.
Wide Load Detour Route for I-75 South: Take Exit 160 in Jellico, turn right and follow SR 297 West to SR 63 and back onto I-75 South at Exit 141.
Detour route for I-40 destinations east of Dandridge, Tennessee: Take Exit 29 at Corbin, Kentucky, follow U.S. 25E to Morristown, Tennessee, take I-81 South to its junction with I-40.