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I-95 Widening North of Fayetteville

​​​​​​​​​​Project Overview​


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Project Updates

Learn more about how the design to improve I-95 between mile markers 55 and 71 was finalized in 2020, and see the updated maps at​ NCDOT’s public input page. ​
Construction began in 2019 to upgrade and widen 16 miles of I-95 from Murphy Road (Exit 55) in Cumberland County to Exit 71 outside Dunn in Harnett County. In a separate contract, the N.C. Department of Transportation began widening the interstate from Exit 71 to the I-40 (Exit 81) junction in Johnston County in 2021.

The two segments total 26 miles and involve widening the interstate from its present four lanes to a total of eight lanes. Under the project, NCDOT will replace six interchanges with new overpasses, loops and ramps that meet modern standards. Additionally, service roads will be realigned or shifted to meet modern design standards.

The portion to be improved between exits 55 and 71 is being funded in part by a $147 million federal Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant​

The project would ease congestion and accommodate future growth in traffic volumes, ensuring that I-95 remains a vital part of North Carolina’s transportation system.

The project (I-5986) has been divided into two segments, with separate contracts. Segment A covers Exits 55 to 71, and Segment B covers Exits 71 to 81.

This is one of several long-term projects​ that would upgrade or widen I-95 in North Carolina​.​

Project Funding

This project is listed as Project I-5986 in the N.C. Department of Transportation's State Transportation Improvement Program and is funded for $709 million.

​Estimated Cost*
​Property acquisition​$94,156,000
​Utility relocation costs​$2,700,000
​Construction costs​$612,100,000
​Total cost ​$708,956,000

*Estimated costs subject to change

6/14/2023 9:49 AM