April 3, 2012
SPECIAL TRAVEL ADVISORY
Backups Anticipated on I-75 Southbound from Kentucky into Tennessee
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Interstate 75 South is currently reduced to one lane at Mile Marker 144 in Tennessee. This lane reduction is due to a landslide which occurred on March 8, 2012 near Mile Marker 143, and temporarily forced the closure of the southbound lanes.
Median crossovers have been constructed and one southbound lane is being maintained on the northbound side of I-75 between Mile Markers 144 and 141. Two northbound lanes are being maintained through this section.
During holiday and peak travel times, major delays and traffic backups in excess of 20 miles are expected along this stretch of I-75. Motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes to avoid this area during peak travel periods.