KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- More than a month ahead of schedule, traffic is flowing again in both directions along I-75 in Campbell Co. The Tennessee Dept. of Transportation reopened the Interstate on Friday after a March Landslide forced it to shut down all or parts of the highway near Stinking Creek Rd. (Mile Marker 143)
TDOT originally anticipated work to last until the end of September.
“I want to applaud the work of our TDOT employees, as well as our contractor (Elmo Greer and Sons, LLC) in delivering this project more than a month early,” said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer. “Approximately 160,000 tons of graded rock and 206,000 tons of solid rock were put in place to rebuild the southbound lanes.”
Schroer was joined state Senator Ken Yager, state Representative Dennis Powers, and Campbell Co. Mayor William Baird for a special ribbon cutting that marks the completion of its Landslide Repair Project, according to TDOT.
All that's left now is the final coat of paint for the northbound lanes.
All or parts of the Interstate have been shut down since March because of a large landslide near the Stinking Creek Road exit (Mile Marker 144).
The ribbon cutting is scheduled for 11:00 a.m.