I-95 to Close at Halifax and Nash County Line for Bridge Work Next Week Friday, April 05, 2013

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation will close Interstate 95 North at the Halifax and Nash County line at 12:01 a.m. Monday, April 8. The right lane will reopen at 6 a.m. while crews continue working in the left lane. I-95 North will then close again on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights at 10 p.m. with the right lane reopening at 6 a.m. the following mornings. All lanes will be open to traffic by Friday at noon.

These closures are necessary for crews to continue a rehabilitation project that began last year on the I-95 North bridge over fishing creek at mile marker 151.

During the closure northbound traffic will be detoured onto N.C. 33 at mile marker 150 and will follow N.C. 4/48 and N.C. 481 back to I-95 North.

NCDOT will also close the right lane of I-95 South at mile marker 151 starting at 12:01 a.m. Monday, April 8. The closure is necessary for crews to perform work on I-95 South bridge over Fishing Creek. All lanes of I-95 South will reopen to traffic by noon on Friday, April 12.

One lane of I-95 South will be open at all times and no detour will be in place. Motorists should expect delays when traveling through the work zone.

A $2.9 million contract was awarded in May 2012 to G.A. & F.C. Wagman Inc. of York, Pa. for rehabilitation projects on 13 bridges on and over I-95 in Halifax, Nash and Northampton counties, including this bridge over Fishing Creek.

Rehabilitation projects are a way to extend the life of a bridge, and are done at a cost significantly lower than continually repairing or even replacing a bridge.

The preservation work on these bridges will involve hydro-demolition, or the application of intense water pressure, to remove old concrete from the bridge deck. A new concrete or epoxy overlay will then be applied to the deck and the bridge will be restriped.
 
NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.

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