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The project logo I-6064: I-95-Lumberton

The project logo I-6064: I-95-Lumberton


The proposed project involves widening a 9.0-mile segment of I-95 between I-74 (Exit 13) and U.S. 301/Fayetteville Road (Exit 22) in Robeson County. The purpose of the project is to help relieve congestion, improve mobility, and enhance the resiliency of this corridor to storm events. The project will enhance the ability of I-95 to continue serving as a primary East Coast route through the project design year of 2040. 

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Project Overview:


Improvements along I-95 will be required to accommodate projected future traffic volumes and ensure the highway operates at an acceptable level of traffic service, particularly during peak hours. Traffic volumes along the I-95 corridor are expected to increase considerably by 2040, creating conditions in which operations degrade and average travel speeds are below the posted speed limit. The proposed widening project would increase the capacity of the roadway to improve the flow of traffic and lessen delays from congestion.


Proposed Improvements: 

  • Addition of two travel lanes in each direction, bringing the total number of lanes in this section from four to eight. 

  • The project proposes to modernize interchanges, replace bridges and culverts, and elevate vulnerable sections of the interstate to enhance resiliency against future flooding.

    • Retaining walls (also known as Mechanically Stabilized Earth walls) will be used where practical to minimize right-of-way impacts.

  • For most of the project, the existing concrete median barrier will be retained.

  • The existing grass median between Exits 13-17 will be converted to a narrower concrete barrier median to minimize impacts to private property along the interstate.

Public Involvement:

Public or Virtual Meeting date and information will be posted when available.

Public Meeting Maps:

Will be posted here when available 

Project Funding:                                                          Project Timeline:

This project is listed as Project No. I-6064 in the N.C. Department of Transportation's State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and is funded for $295.5 million.  



Estimated Amount*



$    40,000,000

 Public MeetingFall 2020

Utility Relocation

$      1,200,000

 Environmental DocumentationWinter 2020


$  254,300,000

 Right-of-WaySummer 2021

Total Costs

$  295,500,000

 ConstructionSummer 2021

* Estimated costs are subject to change. Based on NCDOT current STIP.                                                                * Future dates are preliminary and subject to change

Project History: 

In 2009, the N.C. Department of Transportation began researching the feasibility of upgrading I-95. The study was completed in 2016.

The I-95 study, coupled with a $22.5 million federal grant (awarded to NCDOT in the fall of 2019), allowed the N.C. Board of Transportation to accelerate the timeline to widen and modernize a 27-mile section of the interstate between I-74 (Exit 13) in Robeson County and I-95 Business/U.S. 301 (Exit 40) in Cumberland County. NCDOT held open houses in 2019 to review preliminary plans for a portion of this corridor (Exit 22 to Exit 40), and another public meeting will be held in Fall 2020 to review preliminary plans for the section between Exit 13 and Exit 22 in Lumberton.

I-95 in the vicinity of Lumberton experienced major flood events following Hurricane Matthew in October 2016 and Hurricane Florence in September 2018. Both flood events resulted in the partial or complete shutdown of I-95 within the project limits until floodwaters receded. Impacts from major flooding events in recent years have emphasized the need for resiliency improvements, as the interstate was overtopped by floodwater and closed to traffic for multiple days. Along with reduced mobility, the loss of the interstate corridor impedes emergency services, interstate commerce, and erodes military preparedness. The project will raise vulnerable sections along I-95, which will mitigate travel impacts from future flooding.

A Project Newsletter was mailed to residents and property owners in the project area in May 2020. The newsletter included information on the proposed improvements, current project schedule, and invited comments to project representatives. Functional Roadway Designs are currently being developed using data collected during the initial development process and will be approved in summer.

Project Comments:

All comments will be taken into consideration,regarding of submittal method  

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Project Contact Information:

Christy Huff, PE

NCDOT Division 6 Project Manager

P.O. Box 1150

Fayetteville, NC 28301

(910) 364-0682

Project Email Address: [email protected]


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.  


Relocation Assistance Brochure                                       Asistencia para Reubicación      
Right-of-Way Acquisition Process Brochure                   Folleto del Proceso de Adquisición de Bienes Raíces
Right-of-Way Frequently Asked Questions