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TDOT Hopes To Open One Southbound Lane Of I-75

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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 County.

According to The Knoxville News Sentinel, 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.

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