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I-95 Improvements on way in Cumberland County, Thanks to $16.4 Million Department of Transportation Contract

Raleigh - Pavement and bridge rehabilitation work is on its way for a 13-mile stretch of I-95 in Cumberland County, with the awarding of a $16.4 million contract by the N.C. Department of Transportation.

Highland Paving Company LLC of Fayetteville was awarded the contract to handle pavement and bridge rehabilitation improvements between Exit 40 (I-95 Business/U.S. 301) in Hope Mills and north of Exit 53 (N.C. 24). Work may begin as soon as June 27 and should be completed by Nov. 15, 2017.

Improvement projects for roads and bridges like this one are in progress across the state as part of Governor McCrory's 25-Year Transportation Vision to enhance travel safety and to better connect North Carolinians to jobs, education, healthcare and recreation opportunities.

To lessen the impact for travelers, the work on I-95 will be done at night. No lane closures are allowed on Monday through Thursday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday from 6 a.m. until Sunday at 9 p.m.

This is one of 16 road and bridge projects awarded recently awarded by the Department of Transportation, worth about $96 million, which was $3 million under DOT engineers' estimates. The contracts were awarded to the lowest qualified bidders, as required by state law.

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2/19/2018 7:48 AM

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