Slope stabilization closes highway in Hancock, Hawkins counties

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A well-traveled highway in Hancock and Hawkins counties will be closed for around three weeks to stabilize rocks that have been falling to the roadway.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation says the work along Highway 70 in Eidson between State Route 94 and Clinch Valley Road was originally set to begin next week, but was moved up. A massive rockslide in that area in May 2017 closed that same part of the roadway.

Detours are being put in place. From Highway 70 in Rogersville, take U.S. 11W South to Highway 31 North in Mooresburg, then to State Route 33 North and back to Highway 70.

From Highway 70 in Kyles Ford, take State Route 33 North to State Route 31 South in Sneedville, then to U.S. 11W in North Mooresburg then back to Highway 70 in Rogersville.

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