Work Begins on I-75 South Landslide Repair Project in Campbell CountyTuesday, April 17, 2012 | 10:45 am
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Work has begun on the repair of a landslide on I-75 in Campbell County, which closed both southbound lanes last month.
This week, 2400 linear feet of soil nails will be inserted about 20 feet deep into the ground to stabilize the slope. During repairs, contract crews will excavate the unstable ground underneath the southbound lanes of I-75 South, fill the area with new rock and dirt, and add new pavement to the reconstructed area.
This project also includes the resurfacing of the northbound lanes of I-75 between mile markers 141 and 144 in Campbell County.
A section of embankment collapsed on I-75 South on March 8. TDOT completed construction of one crossover lane for southbound traffic on March 14.
The landslide repair contract was awarded to Elmo Greer & Sons, LLC. which submitted a bid of $9,334,340. The project is expected to be complete by September 2012. Incentives are in place for early completion.
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