A significant slope slide occurred near milemarker 142 on I-75 North in Campbell County on Friday, February 26th. Currently, all lanes are closed in both the Northbound and Southbound directions.

Above, watch video from Monday, February 29th which shows just how much debris has made its way onto the road. Rocks continue to drop all the way to the median, and some ended up on the Southbound lanes as well.

TDOT has awarded an emergency contract to repair the rockslide, which sent vehicle sized rocks falling onto both the north and southbound lanes of I-75.

 The $2.9 million contract was awarded to Charles Blalock and Sons, Inc. The contract includes removal of the slide debris, stabilization of the existing slope, and repairs to the interstate. The contract also stipulates the southbound lanes of I-75 will be reopened within 14 days, and one lane on the northbound side within 21 days. The entire repair project is scheduled to be complete on or before April 15, 2016.

 Currently, this section of I-75 remains closed in both directions. During the closure, all traffic will be detoured.

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Andrea has always loved the written word. She holds a B.A. in Journalism and a Masters in Creative Writing, both from Belmont University. Both sides of her family have lived in Williamson County for generations, so writing for Williamson Source is the perfect fit. She loves to hear stories of what Williamson County was like when her parents and grandparents were young and to write about this ever evolving county is truly special for her.