Skip to comments.Funds expected to speed up I-95 widening south of Fayetteville
Posted on 01/31/2020 8:34:03 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Widening and improvements to a 27-mile stretch of Interstate 95 in Robeson and Cumberland counties are being sped up due to a grant.
The N.C. Department of Transportation plans to accelerate the improvements because of a $22.5 million federal grant awarded this week.
It is the second major federal grant the NCDOT has received since the summer of 2018 to help fund major improvements along I-95 corridor.
The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded the grant through its Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development, or BUILD, program, which helps states and cities build and repair critical pieces of the transportation network.
The BUILD grant will improve mobility, safety and the resiliency of a section of I-95 that has been plagued by flooding in recent hurricanes. It will help fund the widening of the interstate between mile markers 13 and 40 a 27-mile segment stretching from Lumberton to near Hope Mills.
Work on this section was anticipated to begin in 2028, but it now may be moved up by a couple of years as the result of the grant award, said DOT spokesman Andrew Barksdale. He said they dont know yet exactly how much the grant will speed up the work.
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We probably aren’t going to get more I95 widening, now that the democrats are in charge and are diverting all of our tax money to a 3 billion dollar railroad bridge so AMTRAK can drive them to DC 20 minutes faster. And of course more bus, rail, and bike lane money.
Great. Now I can get to South of the Border in 45 minutes and billions of dollars later I can still get their in 45 minutes. The I295 has been a godsend saving 30 minutes from my in Fayetteville to my wife’s residence in Arlington VA.
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