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j.robinson389
06-07-2012, 12:01 PM
While I was hoping to take this trip with a new-to-me MC behind my truck, it looks like I will be tagging along on the family's old runabout at least 1 more year. My real question is about the best route to take regarding the landslide from Ohio to Norris.

For those who haven't seen or heard about it:

http://www.wbir.com/news/article/219306/2/Crews-launch-nails-to-stabilize-I-75-landslide
http://enr.construction.com/images2/2012/05/ENR05282012_slideA_ss.jpg


So my question is if anyone has traveled through here lately. We rarely go to Norris (usually we're Dale Hollow folks) and I didn't know if this is a traffic nightmare and I should take 25W out of Jellico or just stay on 75. We will be going through there around 11 am or so on Saturday and staying at Twin Cove (never been a fan of staying at 1 extreme end of a lake, but that's where the family chose, there will be about 40 of us)

Also anybody have any tips of places to go or stay clear of on the lake? I know Dale Hollow like the back of my hand, but I'm not too familiar with Norris.

Thanks, hoping the weather is great!

MCVOLS
06-07-2012, 02:54 PM
Here is a link to the TN DOT side. Looks like about 3 miles of 1 lane in each direction.

http://news.tn.gov/node/8857

I was through there in early May, and no delay at all. I guess it depends on when you go. I went up on a Thursday and back late Sunday.

Granite_33
06-07-2012, 03:04 PM
I saw this heading south on spring break in late March / Early April. The Southbound lane was just "sagging" back then.

I had a 1hr delay getting through. A lady I work with had a 2 hr delay the day before. BUT that was spring break and the state of Michigan and half of Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin were driving south then.

It would not keep me from bringing an MC to a runabout party thats for certain!!

:D

thatsmrmastercraft
06-07-2012, 03:54 PM
While I was hoping to take this trip with a new-to-me MC behind my truck, it looks like I will be tagging along on the family's old runabout at least 1 more year. My real question is about the best route to take regarding the landslide from Ohio to Norris.

For those who haven't seen or heard about it:

http://www.wbir.com/news/article/219306/2/Crews-launch-nails-to-stabilize-I-75-landslide
http://enr.construction.com/images2/2012/05/ENR05282012_slideA_ss.jpg


So my question is if anyone has traveled through here lately. We rarely go to Norris (usually we're Dale Hollow folks) and I didn't know if this is a traffic nightmare and I should take 25W out of Jellico or just stay on 75. We will be going through there around 11 am or so on Saturday and staying at Twin Cove (never been a fan of staying at 1 extreme end of a lake, but that's where the family chose, there will be about 40 of us)

Also anybody have any tips of places to go or stay clear of on the lake? I know Dale Hollow like the back of my hand, but I'm not too familiar with Norris.

Thanks, hoping the weather is great!

Yikes:eek3:

76S&S
06-07-2012, 04:45 PM
While I was hoping to take this trip with a new-to-me MC behind my truck, it looks like I will be tagging along on the family's old runabout at least 1 more year. My real question is about the best route to take regarding the landslide from Ohio to Norris.

For those who haven't seen or heard about it:

http://www.wbir.com/news/article/219306/2/Crews-launch-nails-to-stabilize-I-75-landslide
http://enr.construction.com/images2/2012/05/ENR05282012_slideA_ss.jpg


So my question is if anyone has traveled through here lately. We rarely go to Norris (usually we're Dale Hollow folks) and I didn't know if this is a traffic nightmare and I should take 25W out of Jellico or just stay on 75. We will be going through there around 11 am or so on Saturday and staying at Twin Cove (never been a fan of staying at 1 extreme end of a lake, but that's where the family chose, there will be about 40 of us)

Also anybody have any tips of places to go or stay clear of on the lake? I know Dale Hollow like the back of my hand, but I'm not too familiar with Norris.

Thanks, hoping the weather is great!

I"m pretty sure that they don't pay enough for me to be the guy running the track-hoe in the top of the pic!:eek::eek:

SilviaMan
06-07-2012, 04:49 PM
WOW... Thats alot of material to move!

thatsmrmastercraft
06-07-2012, 04:55 PM
I"m pretty sure that they don't pay enough for me to be the guy running the track-hoe in the top of the pic!:eek::eek:

I don't think loading material at the bottom of the slide is much better.:rolleyes:

76S&S
06-07-2012, 04:59 PM
I don't think loading material at the bottom of the slide is much better.:rolleyes:

I would agree with that!!!

2RLAKE
06-07-2012, 05:36 PM
Norris has all the poisonous snakes ... Dale Hollow is cleaner!

We get off the Jellico exit (#160 first one in TN, just past the rest stop) and go in the back way on 25W ... depending on where you go on Norris is about the same

yep ... this is soil engineer's dream project!

j.robinson389
06-08-2012, 07:35 AM
Norris has all the poisonous snakes ... Dale Hollow is cleaner!


That's strange! I've always told everyone that Dale Hollow is much worse for snakes, plus there's the man-eating gators that tend to be active in any smooth water! :D

SkiDog
06-08-2012, 07:50 AM
That's strange! I've always told everyone that Dale Hollow is much worse for snakes, plus there's the man-eating gators that tend to be active in any smooth water! :D

Gators, snakes, Seems like we got a buncha pansies round here!:D

92 190 PS
06-08-2012, 08:30 AM
Heading to Norris tomorrow morning from Ohio. What is the latest on traffic and the best way in?

Is 25W out of Jellico the same as 9 on a map, it looks on Google Earth 9 takes you off the Jellico exit just into TN and takes you into La Follette? Was looking at alternatives this morning.

Thanks

2RLAKE
06-08-2012, 08:46 AM
yes, exit at Jellico and go in on 25W ... exit 160 TN

2RLAKE
06-08-2012, 08:48 AM
That's strange! I've always told everyone that Dale Hollow is much worse for snakes, plus there's the man-eating gators that tend to be active in any smooth water! :D


no, the man-eating gators, loche nest monster and extremely poisonous snakes are at Norris ... Dale Hollow has miles and miles and miles of smooth butter water

gid
06-08-2012, 09:57 AM
I LOVE Dale Hollow lake. Spent the past weekend camping on Noel Island.

captain planet
06-08-2012, 02:42 PM
no, the man-eating gators, loche nest monster and extremely poisonous snakes are at Norris ... Dale Hollow has miles and miles and miles of smooth butter water

:uglyhamme:uglyhamme:uglyhamme:uglyhamme

Yes, Dale Hollow is much better!!

onewheat
06-08-2012, 07:18 PM
That's strange! I've always told everyone that Dale Hollow is much worse for snakes, plus there's the man-eating gators that tend to be active in any smooth water! :D

That is just an old wives tale - there is no truth behind it. Check it out http://www.snopes.com/dalehollowlakegator (http://www.snopes.com/oldwives/oldwives.asp)

Everyone knows Dale Hollow is much nicer - smooth water all the time, fish ready to catch (record size), gas is free at most marinas and most coves are clothing optional for the ladies. :D