Originally, one lane of traffic was to reopen on Monday, May 14, but TDOT issued a press release Tuesday stating that the road now will be closed until the morning of Thursday, May 24.
Due to an unstable rockslope, Route 70-N has been closed since April 16. Conditions remain hazardous at this time as crews are continuing to perform rockfall mitigation work in the area.
Detour routes are as follows:
From SR 70 in Rogersville: Take US 11-W west to Route 31 in Mooresburg, head north to Route 33 and north to Route 70-N at Kyles Ford.
From SR 70 in Kyles Ford: Take Route 33 south to Route 31 south in Sneedville, go to 11-W in Mooresburg, and head east to Route 70-N in Rogersville.
Motorists are advised to use extreme caution in this area as workers will be present.