Work has begun to repair a landslide that's closed one lane of I-75S in Campbell County for more than a month.
A section of embankment collapsed beside the interstate near the Stinking Creek Rd. exit on March 8,closing both lanes for several days. TDOT completed construction of one crossover lane for southbound traffic on March 14.
This week, TDOT says 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.
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.