Several Closures on I-95 in Halifax, Nash and Northampton Counties This Week for Bridge Rehabilitation Projects Sunday, April 28, 2013

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 along I-95:

 

·      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 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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