The 182-mile stretch of I-95 that runs through North Carolina is crucial for the movement of people and goods across the state and along the entire eastern seaboard. The highway also serves as a hurricane evacuation route and provides better access for two of the state’s military installations. More than 50,000 vehicles a day travel on I-95.
The proposed widening and improvements would include the entire length of I-95 in North Carolina, widening the interstate to meet traffic demands and making other upgrades to bring it up to modern standards.
Five widening projects are currently funded in the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). These projects are under construction and will increase the number of travel lanes to four in each direction and replace many of the bridges and ramps with higher structures and longer ramps, among other improvements.
Several of the funded projects in Johnston and Nash counties would replace bridges with higher, longer structures and make other interchange improvements that would allow the state to identify future projects to widen the interstate through the improved interchanges.