i-75 http://wmot.org en I-75 Southbound Lanes Closed Near Kentucky Line http://wmot.org/post/i-75-southbound-lanes-closed-near-kentucky-line <p>KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) &mdash; Spring break not the best time to have all southbound lanes of I-75 through East Tennessee closed to traffic.</p><p>A landslide last Friday near mile marker 144 closed the interstate&rsquo;s southbound lanes.&nbsp; Motorists are currently being forced to use a 26 mile long detour around the closure.</p><p>Tennessee Department of Transportation spokesman Mark Nagy says the state hopes to temporarily eliminate the detour by building cross over lanes between mile markers 141 and 144.</p> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 16:54:40 +0000 AP/WMOT 8416 at http://wmot.org