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Last I-75 Lane At Rockslide Re-Opens

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JELLICO, Tenn. (AP) - A major traffic route into Tennessee from the north is about to be restored.

Interstate 75 traffic near the Kentucky border has been hampered since March when a massive rockslide rumbled down a Campbell County mountain, taking the southbound lanes with it.

All traffic was initially detoured, then both north and south traffic was routed onto restriped northbound lanes. In June, the Tennessee Department of Transportation opened one southbound lane.

At 11 a.m. Friday, Transportation Commissioner John Schroer and other state and local officials will cut a ribbon at the Stinking Creek Road exit to reopen the outside southbound lane, which restores the highway.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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