PARKTON – A route near the Cumberland-Robeson county line will close Monday for two months for the Fayetteville Outer Loop construction.
An N.C. Department of Transportation contractor needs to close a portion of Leeper/Parkton Road north of N.C. 71 as part of the construction of a 6-mile segment of Interstate 295 that will extend from Interstate 95 in northern Robeson County.
The closure is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Aug. 2 and last 60 days. During the closure, the contractor will reconstruct a portion of Leeper/Parkton Road from N.C. 71 to just north of its future interchange with I-295.
The signed detour will send drivers along Natural View Drive, U.S. 301 and N.C. 71. Drivers should expect a longer commuter and be cautious near the work zone.
This 6-mile segment is scheduled to be completed in 2023. Visit this NCDOT project page to learn more.