SB I-75 reopens at Kentucky-Tennessee line after rock slide - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

SB I-75 reopens at Kentucky-Tennessee line after rock slide

Aerial view of the rock slide. (Twitter/Mark Nagi TDOT) Aerial view of the rock slide. (Twitter/Mark Nagi TDOT)
KENTUCKY (FOX19) -

The southbound lanes of Interstate 75 at the Kentucky-Tennessee line have re-opened a week earlier than expected.

Southbound lanes opened about 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Northbound lanes of I-75 remain shut down. Tennessee state transportation officials have said they hope to open lane by March 24.    

rock slide shut down both directions of I-75 near the Kentucky/Tennessee line on Feb. 26. The closure is in Campbell County at mile marker 142, about 30 miles south of Kentucky border.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation expects the project to be complete by April 15.

The detour routes are between 26 and 33 miles of small back roads -  many of which are two lanes. Detours would normally take about one hour, but with heavier traffic could take hours.

The shut-down could have a major impact on spring break travelers.

Click here for suggested detours.

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