Lane Closures on I-95 Begin Monday to Accommodate Bridge Preservation Work Between Exit 145 and Virginia State Line Friday, July 18, 2014

RALEIGH — Contractor Klicos Painting Company, Inc. of Parkville, Md. will begin work Monday, July 21, as part of $1.3 million contract to clean and paint 14 steel bridges along 1-95 between the Gold Rock exit (145) and the Virginia State Line. The N.C. Department of Transportation determined this project was needed to protect the steel and extend the life of these bridges, which were all built in the 1960s.

The work will require periodic daytime and nighttime lane closures on both northbound and southbound I-95. However, to minimize the effect on traffic, closures will not be allowed between 12 Noon on Fridays and midnight Sunday, when traffic is expected to unusually heavy, or during holidays and holiday weekends. NCDOT will provide up-to-date lane closure information through its Traveler Information Management System known as TIMS. Work is scheduled to be completed by Nov. 15.

The following bridges will be painted:
  • N.C. 561 over I-95
  • Ringwood Road over I-95
  • Hardee Road over I-95
  • Heathsville Road over I-95
  • Hedgepeth Road over I-95
  • Justice Branch Road over I-95
  • Ridgecrest Road over I-95
  • Aurelian Spring Road over I-95
  • N.C. 903 over I-95
  • I-95 North over Swift Creek
  • I-95 South over Swift Creek
  • N.C. 46 over I-95
  • N.C. 48 over I-95
  • Blythe Road over I-95
This work is part of NCDOT’s State-Funded Bridge Improvement Program, through which the department is investing about $800 million in state funds over four years to not only replace, but also strategically preserve or rehabilitate existing bridges to extend their lifespan.

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