The project, as shown in the chart below, is divided into five sections and includes segments of roadway that are complete, under construction, or in the planning stages.
|U.S. 401 Business/Ramsey Street to All American Freeway||Section DA||U-2519DA||Complete|
|All American Freeway to Cliffdale Road||Section CB||U-2519CB||Complete|
|Cliffdale Road to U.S. 401 (Raeford Road)||Section CA||U-2519CA||Complete|
|U.S. 401 (Raeford Road) to Camden Road ||Section B||U-2519BA|
|In development |
|Camden Road to I-95||Section A|
U.S. 401 Business/Ramsey Street to All American Freeway
Work on the Fayetteville Outer Loop (I-295) from U.S. 401 Business/Ramsey Street to All American Freeway – referred to as Section DA – was completed in three stages:
- I-295 from Ramsey Street to Murchison Road, which was completed in August 2016
- I-295 from Murchison Road to Bragg Boulevard, which was completed in August 2014
- I-295 from Bragg Boulevard to All American Freeway, which was completed in December 2016
All American Freeway to Cliffdale Road
Referred to as Section CB, construction of I-295 from the All American Freeway to Cliffdale Road is complete. This section opened to traffic on Nov. 26, 2019, following a ribbon-cutting event.
Cliffdale Road to U.S. 401 (Raeford Road)
The N.C. Department of Transportation awarded an $100.6 million design-build contract in June 2016 to the project team of Barnhill Contracting Co., Sanford Construction and HDR Engineering for work on Section CA, a 2.7-mile stretch from Cliffdale Road to U.S. 401/Raeford Road.
Design-build allows all aspects of a project from design through construction to be completed under a single contract.
Construction began in August 2017. Work also included replacing the Lake Rim Runoff bridge on Old Raeford Road over Bones Creek. The new bridge opened in December 2017.
This segment opened to traffic on Aug. 19, 2020
, allowing drivers to exit and enter at the new Raeford Road interchange. This contract also includes extending the Outer Loop south of Raeford Road to near Century Circle. The expected completion date for this entire segment is summer 2022.
U.S. 401 (Raeford Road) to Camden Road
Design and right-of-way acquisition are underway for work on Section B – U.S. 401/Raeford Road to Camden Road. This segment is scheduled to be awarded a construction contract in October 2022. Construction will take about four years to complete.
Camden Road to I-95
In December 2017, a $129.7 million design-build contract was awarded to the Wilmington-based team of Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Inc., Branch Civil Inc., and STV Engineers Inc. The team will design and build Section A – Camden Road to I-95 near the Robeson-Cumberland county line. Construction began in the spring of 2019.
The widening of I-95 to a total of eight lanes between mile markers 37 and 40 was added in 2020 to the construction of this segment of I-295. This segment, including the widening, is excepted to be completed by 2023.