Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-01-2016, 11:05 AM   #1
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
AquaMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Tipp City, OH
Posts: 6,477
I-75 TN/KY Border Closing

I'm posting this to hopefully keep abreast of the situation of the closing of I-75 in this area due to rock slide. All reports have been that it will be closed for several weeks. Has anyone used the detours? How are they for travel with an RV? North and South bound lanes have different detours also. I am scheduled to travel this route at the end of the month. Hopefully someone who has traveled this route will chime in.
__________________

__________________
2016 Georgetown 364TS
Nights Camped 2017 - 49
AquaMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2016, 11:09 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 228
I've heard if you're southbound in a commercial sized vehicle you're being encouraged to exit at Corbin, KY exit 25 through Middlesboro in order to avoid narrow winding roads on/around Jellico Mountain.
__________________

__________________
2015 Micro Lite 25KS
2006 Suburban 2500 8.1 L
220Chap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2016, 11:14 AM   #3
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
AquaMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Tipp City, OH
Posts: 6,477
Just found a new article on it. Evidently the contract has been awarded to a company for cleanup, which states that both southbound lanes must be open in 14 days and 1 northbound lane open in 21 days. Project to be completed by 4/15.
__________________
2016 Georgetown 364TS
Nights Camped 2017 - 49
AquaMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2016, 03:35 PM   #4
Member
 
downtime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Saint Paris,Ohio
Posts: 50
I'm keeping an eye on this as well because that is on our route and not an easy detour !!
__________________
Life is short and none of us are all that Tall !
downtime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2016, 02:43 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Detroit Metro Area
Posts: 66
Dang! I'm going to do the southbound side on March 11th and returning on the 18th. Time to get out the maps.
__________________
mbutts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2016, 07:06 PM   #6
Member
 
RussellReyn89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Lancaster, KY
Posts: 87
Living near I-75 in KY the detour when going southbound onto 25e at exit 29 is a pretty decent detour. It is generally 45 - 55 mph with several traffic lights from Corbin through Middlesboro into the tunnel that takes you into TN. It has been sometime since I drove 25e on TN side but the best I remember it is much the same as the KY side and you aren't making great time using this detour! If you allow yourself ample time time knowing it isn't interstate speeds you can sit back and enjoy the scenery. Of course one must remember this detour will also be quite congested also. I much prefer 25e to driving I-75 as I-75 is so heavily traveled and accident prone I prefer the slower speeds even if there is the hassle of traffic lights and slower speeds.
__________________
RussellReyn89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2016, 07:21 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Texas
Posts: 307
Also remember with that detour. I think it goes through a tunnel. If so, doesn't the LP have to be off to go through the tunnel?
__________________
2015 Flagstaff 26VFKS
TV - 2014 F150 Crew Cab 5.0L
WDH - 1,200 Equalizer
txredfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2016, 07:29 PM   #8
Member
 
RussellReyn89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Lancaster, KY
Posts: 87
Correct! There isn't much notice one needs to turn off the propane before the tunnel either. We usually pull off in Middlesboro for fuel and I leave ours off until we are well into VA as we usually turn left after the tunnel headed for Bristol Motor Speedway!


Sent from my iPhone using Forest River Forums
__________________
RussellReyn89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2016, 07:33 AM   #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 9
Propane

Why do you have to turn off your propane when driving thru a tunnel? Thanks.
__________________
MOJO3150 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2016, 08:11 AM   #10
Member
 
RussellReyn89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Lancaster, KY
Posts: 87
Purely a safety precaution mandated by law is how I understand. They don't want to risk having vehicles inside with what they declare "hazardous" materials!

The tunnel is closed and tanker trucks must be escorted through individually! I think most all the regulations were scrutinized quite heavily post 911. Does everyone stop and turn their propane off? Highly doubt they do! There is intense debate over traveling with propane on or off while traveling. You will find much discussion on this topic everywhere.


Sent from my iPhone using Forest River Forums
__________________

__________________
RussellReyn89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:14 AM.