This project is necessary to increase safety and improve mobility on U.S. 301 over I-95 in Lumberton. This project will construct two new bridges to replace the existing bridge over I-95. It also includes a sidewalk for pedestrian traffic and signalized crosswalks.
This project includes construction of a Diverging Diamond Interchange. A Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) allows two directions of traffic to temporarily cross to the left side of the road, while moving high volumes of traffic through an intersection without increasing the number of lanes and traffic signals. This movement provides easier access to an interstate. Traffic entering or exiting an interstate does not have to cross opposing traffic to make a left turn.
Traffic signals, signs, pavement markings, and raised concrete islands, where the lanes crisscross, will guide motorists through the interchange.
News and Updates
The $12.6 million contract, awarded to DeVere Construction, began construction in October 2012. This is the first Diverging Diamond Interchange to be constructed in Robeson County and is one of few currently being constructed in the state.
Traffic was placed on the first bridge in January 2014. Traffic was placed into the final pattern in late summer 2015.
A public meeting was held to update interested citizens on the Diverging Diamond interchange on Oct. 9, 2014, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Workforce Development Building, Building 18 of Robeson Community College in Lumberton.
- Project is on I-95 at Exit 22
- Lanes on I-95 north and south will not be closed Monday through Thursday from 12 p.m. (Noon) to 7 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to Sunday 9 p.m.
- Lane closures on U.S. 301 will not be allowed Monday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- A sidewalk and signalized crosswalks will allow pedestrians to navigate safely through the interchange.
Resources for Local Property Owners
In many cases, it is inevitable that a certain amount of private property must be acquired. The displacement of homes and businesses is minimized to the extent practicable. The following brochures will answer questions about this process.