Portions of this project are delayed as efforts to fight COVID-19 have greatly impacted the N.C. Department of Transportation's budget.
Work is underway to complete the western portion of the Fayetteville Outer Loop (I-295) from U.S. 401 Business/Ramsey Street – north of Fayetteville – to I-95 just across the Cumberland-Robeson county line.
The 39-mile outer loop will provide unprecedented interstate connectivity for the region and provide Fort Bragg direct connections to I-95.
The Fayetteville Outer Loop is critical for the region in that it will help support the military, promote continued economic growth and strengthen North Carolina's ability to attract and retain business and industry.
Other benefits include:
- Reducing the volume of traffic on portions of the local street network
- Connecting major routes in the south, west and north portions of Fayetteville
- Providing an additional crossing of the Cape Fear River