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The project logo I-5986A: I-95 Widening North of Fayetteville

The project logo I-5986A: I-95 Widening North of Fayetteville

NCDOT plans to widen I-95 from four lanes to eight lanes and make other upgrades stretching from I-95 Business/U.S. 301 (Exit 56) to I-40 (Exit 81), a length of 26 miles within Cumberland, Harnett and Johnston counties. The project is known in the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) as Project Number I-5986. This project is divided into two sections: A, which originally covered mile markers 56 to 71; and B, which covers mile markers 71 to 81. 

 

Project Update: I-5986A was awarded by the NCDOT in 2019 as a design-build contract, which is an alternative way to streamline delivery of a project enhance the design, and potentially reduce the costs. The contractor is finalizing the design before construction can fully begin.

 

Since that awarding, there have been revisions to the design at the Wade-Stedman Road (Exit 61) and the Godwin-Falcon Road/N.C. 82 (Exit 65) interchanges. Updated traffic forecasts have been completed, indicating the need for additional improvements. These interchange reconfigurations are being proposed to improve traffic flow through the interchanges and along these roadways. These design revisions will require additional right of way and are being finalized before construction can begin later this year.

 

The design has also been revised to extend further south to include Exit 55 and to replace a culvert under Murphy Road with a bridge near that exit. The project was extended to address flooding issues indentified in the department's I-95/I-40 Flood Resilience Feasibility Study (2019) and based on additional analysis. During extreme flooding, the existing culvert is inadequate, and it contributes to flooding problems to nearby I-95 over the same creek. 

 

The northern project terminus, south of Long Branch Road  (Exit 71), remains unchanged. 

 

An important part of the local, regional, state and national transportation systems, I-95 serves commerce, residential populations, the tourism sector, the military, school systems and medical centers, among other institutions and businesses. The interstate is also part of North Carolina’s hurricane evacuation route system.

 

For additional information please visit the NCDOT I-95 Project Webpage:  https://www.ncdot.gov/projects/i-95-widening

Vicinity Map: 

Design Revisions Exits 61 & 65: 

 

Wade-Stedman Road at I-95 (Exit 61)

The original proposal included a partial cloverleaf interchange design.  NCDOT proposes to revise this design as follows: 

  • Instead of the partial cloverleaf a diamond interchange with roundabouts at the exit ramps will be installed.  

  • Realignments of Elva Wallace Road and J.T. Matthews Road in the northwest and northeast quadrants, respectively.

  • Installation of a roundabout at the intersection of Wade-Stedman Road and the realignment of Elva Wallace Road about 1,000 feet west of the interchange.

Exit 61 will remain open during construction, except for short-term ramp closures needed to tie in the new ramps.

 

Godwin-Falcon Road/N.C. 82 at I-95 (Exit 65)

The original design for this interchange (a standard diamond) will remain.  NCDOT proposes to revise this design as follows

  • Interchange will remain a diamond, however, roundabouts will be installed at the exit ramps.

  • Gordon Williams Road will be realigned to a point about 1,140 feet east of the interchange.

Exit 65 will remain open during construction, except for short-term ramp closures needed to tie in the new ramps.

 

 

Design Revisions Exits 55 & 58: 

Some of the following design revisions below will require additional right of way.  NCDOT is proposing to construct:

Exit 55: Reese Creek area:

• Murphy Road - A three-lane  bridge over Reese Creek

• I-95 - An eight-lane bridge over Reese Creek

Both bridges would replace existing culverts and better accommodate water flow under the road thus reducing the risk of flooding in the future. 

 

Exit 58: N.C. 295:

NCDOT is proposing the following four design revisions to accommodate a free-flow movement of traffic on the ramp from I-95 North to N.C. 295 West and improve traffic flow on U.S. 13.

•The low-speed directional ramp will be replaced with a standard loop design, requiring the existing directional ramp to be re-aligned.

• The median along U.S. 13 just east of the I-95 overpass will be extended approximately 1,500 feet.

A directional  left-turn will accommodate left turns from U.S. 13  westbound onto existing Pembroke Lane (S.R. 1863).  This will improve traffic flow on U.S. 13.

• A single-lane roundabout will be added to U.S. 13 (Goldsboro Road) 1,400 feet east of existing Pembroke Lane.

Pembroke Lane will be re-aligned to tie into the roundabout, maintaining access for existing development.

• A service road will be constructed from the roundabout to maintain access to the EconoLodge and Waffle House. 

 

Revised Design Comments: 

All comments are welcome and will be accepted through June 26, 2020. 

Please leave comments on this page or

Email comments to:   I[email protected]

Call and leave comments:   855-925-2801 (Enter 7963 at the prompt)

 

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Project Contact Information:

Steve Kendall, PE

Division 6 Project Development Engineer

(910) 364-0603

 

Tristram Ford

Consultant Senior Planner (RK&K)

(919) 653-7335

RESOURCES FOR PROPERTY OWNERS 


Although the N.C. Department of Transportation works to minimize the number of homes and businesses displaced by a road project, it is inevitable, in many cases, that a certain amount of private property is needed. The following information explains right of way acquisition and answers questions about the process.  

 

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