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All Lanes Open After Rockslide on Alcoa Highway

Tennessee Department of Transportation crews are on the scene to clean up a rockslide that has fallen on the shoulder and a portion of the right hand lane on northbound on U.S. 129/State Route-115 near Woodson Road across from the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Reserve Center.

The right hand northbound lane opened shortly before 6:45 a.m.. TDOT geotechnical engineer David Barker will continue to evaluate and monitor the mountainside.

Law enforcement officers notified dispatchers with the Traffic Management Center shortly before 4:00 a.m. Crews discovered a boulder in the right northbound lane and several rocks on the shoulder.

Motorists are advised to continue to monitor the TDOT website at for updates. TDOT is also on Twitter. For up to the minute traffic information in Knoxville and the Tri-Cities follow TDOT on Twitter at For statewide travel information follow

Published December 1, 2010

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