RALEIGH — Crews
are continuing several rehabilitation projects this week along Interstate 95 in
Halifax, Nash and Northampton counties.
Starting at 12:01
a.m. Monday, April 29, the N.C. Department of
Transportation will close I-95 South at Exit 145 for Gold Rock in Nash
County for crews to work on the I-95 South bridge over Swift Creek. The left
lane will reopen at 6 a.m. while crews continue working in the right lane. I-95
South will then close again at this location on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
nights at 10 p.m. with the left lane reopening at 6 a.m. the following mornings.
All lanes will reopen to traffic by Friday, May 3 at noon.
During the nighttime
closure, southbound traffic will take Exit 150, turn right on N.C. 33, left on
N.C. 4/N.C. 48 for five miles and right on N.C. 4 to take the entrance ramp onto
I-95 South at Exit 145. In addition to the nighttime closure, truck traffic
will also follow the detour route during the day.
The following lane
closures for bridge rehabilitation projects will also take place this week
One lane of I-95 North from mile marker 148 in
Nash County to mile marker 151 in Halifax County starting at 6 a.m. Monday,
April 29. The closure is necessary for crews to work on the I-95 North bridge
over Fishing Creek. All lanes of I-95 North will reopen to traffic by Tuesday, April
30 at 9 p.m., weather permitting;
One lane of I-95 South from mile marker 181 to
mile marker 180 in Northampton County starting at 12:01 a.m. Monday, April 29
until 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, April 30. The closure is necessary for crews to work
on the N.C. 48 bridge over I-95. Closures may be extended as needed.
One lane of I-95 will be open at all times at these
locations and no detours will be in place. Motorists should expect delays when
traveling through these work zones.
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 these bridges.
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
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
NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction
information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit.
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