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Work Begins To Fix I-75 In Campbell County

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A transportation contractor has begun driving 20-foot-long nails to repair a section of Interstate 75 near the Kentucky state line.

A section of embankment collapsed on March 8.

Spokesman Mark Nagi of the Tennessee Department of Transportation said on Tuesday that 2,400 hundred linear feet of sod nails are being driven to stabilize a slope in Campbell County. The $9 million project also requires removing unstable earth under the southbound lanes of I-75 and refilling the void with rock and soil before new pavement is laid.

The affected area is between mile markers 141 and 144. Both northbound lanes of I-75 are open, but only one southbound lane can be used.

The project is expected to take all summer, concluding in September.

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