The Tennessee Department of Transportation has extended its closure of the southbound lanes of Interstate 75 in Campbell County once again.
The target date to open one southbound lane and a second northbound lane is now set for Monday, May 21.
TDOT will continue to monitor the work and adjust that date if needed.
Crews are excavating and building a soil nail wall to help stabilize the ground, which will require nails to be drilled as many as 50 feet beneath the road.
The closure leaves I-75 N down to one lane of traffic from mile marker 141 to mile marker 144.
Drivers should expect long delays and use extra caution when driving through the area or consider taking a detour.
TDOT announced Tuesday morning that they were extending the closure of part of I-75S in Campbell County until at least Thursday.
Crews are still working to stabilize an embankment at milemarker 143.
One lane of I-75N from mm 141-144 will also remain closed until Thursday.
Workers will shut down part of I-75 in Campbell County Monday night, to continue repairs on a section of embankment that collapsed on March 8.
Starting at 7 pm, the southbound lanes will be shut down at exit 160. All traffic will be diverted off the interstate there onto two detour routes:
Detour Route for I-75 South: Take Exit 160 in Jellico, follow US 25W to LaFollette and back onto I-75 South at Exit 134 in Caryville.
Wide Load Detour Route for I-75 South: Take Exit 160 in Jellico, turn right and follow SR 297 West to SR 63 and back onto I-75 South at Exit 141.
Drivers will be able to get on the interstate at exit 141 in Campbell County.
One lane of traffic on I-75 South is expected to re-open by Tuesday at 7a.m.
Interstate-75 North will have one lane of traffic open for approximately three miles, from mile marker 141 to mile marker 144.
Suggested Alternate Route for I-75 North: Take Exit 134 in Caryville, follow US 25W to LaFollette and back onto I-75 North at Exit 160 in Jellico.