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I-95 Corridor Improvements

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The 182-mile stretch of Interstate 95 in North Carolina was built between the late 1950s and 1980 as a four-lane interstate highway. There have not been any large-scale improvements or widening of I-95, and several of its bridges and ramps no longer meet modern interstate design standards.

In 2009, the N.C. Department of Transportation determined that I-95 needed a thorough assessment for planning purposes. After completion of the I-95 corridor and finance study in 2016, NCDOT began identifying and prioritizing sections of the interstate to improve using the Strategic Transportation Investments process.​​

Corridor Improvement Projects

NCDOT intends to widen the interstate to either six or eight lanes, replace bridges and interchanges where necessary, and make other improvements so the highway is more resilient against floodwaters. The upgrades will improve safety, ease congestion, and help ensure the highway can manage anticipated growth in traffic.

NCDOT has funded three widening projects in the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for 2020-2029​. Click on each project to view maps, estimated costs, timelines and other details, as well as project contact information.

Also listed are smaller funded projects that will upgrade I-95 with taller and wider bridges that will allow for future widening.

Widening north of Fayetteville
Widening in Lumberton
Widening south of Fayetteville 
​Upgrade the Gold Rock interchange at N.C. 4 and Halifax Road; the N.C. 33 interchange; and Watson Seed Farm bridge replacement (Nash County)
​Upgrade U.S. 70 Business interchange*
​Starts 2023
Reconstruct bridges and interchanges at Pittman Road (Exit 101), East Main Street (Exit 102), and Bagley Road (Exit 105)
​Starts 2026
​Upgrade Brogden Road interchange*
​In development 
​Replace I-95 bridges over CSX railroad*
​Starts 2026
Replace I-95 bridges over Black Creek and Neuse River bridges​*
​Starts 2025
​Upgrade U.S. 701/N.C. 96 interchange*
​In development 
​Convert Sunset Avenue bridge​ into int​erchange (Nash County)

​​​*Johnston County​​

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