FAYETTEVILLE – In anticipation of opening the next segment of the Fayetteville Outer Loop (future Interstate 295) next month, an N.C. Department of Transportation contractor needs to replace some overhead signs and restripe a portion of the outer loop this week.
To safely conduct the work, the contractor will close I-295 South between the Murchison Road and Bragg Boulevard exits from 8 p.m. Friday until 6 the following morning, and again from 8 p.m. Saturday until 6 a.m. Sunday.
A signed detour will send southbound drivers off the outer loop at Murchison Road and right onto Shaw Road to reach Bragg Boulevard, from where they can re-enter the outer loop or continue west onto Santa Fe Drive to reach the All American Freeway.
Overhead signs and lane markings currently direct all I-295 southbound traffic to exit at the All American Freeway. Those signs need to be replaced and the lane markings reconfigured before NCDOT opens another 6-mile segment, from the All American Freeway to Cliffdale Road in western Fayetteville.
Here is drone footage taken last week of the outer loop’s next section expected to open sometime in November. The end of the clip shows Yadkin Road going over the outer loop.