KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - State highway officials are hoping that the construction of a crossover lane on Interstate 75 in Campbell County will help with traffic flow after the collapse of an embankment last week.
Both lanes of I-75 were closed last Friday after the collapse near mile marker 144. Motorists are currently using detour routes until the crossover lane is in place.
Tennessee Department of Transportation officials said that when the crossover lane is complete, one southbound lane on I-75 will be shifted into a normal northbound lane.
The crossover lane is expected to be in place by Friday. Officials said they don't know when I-75 South will re-open to normal traffic patterns.
The detours come as families and college students head from the Midwest to Florida and other locations for spring break.
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