Lane Closures Continue on I-95 in Halifax, Nash and Northampton Counties Next Week for Bridge Rehabilitation Projects Friday, May 03, 2013

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation and crews from G.A. & F.C. Wagman Inc. of York, Pa. have been hard at work this spring completing a series of 13 bridge rehabilitation projects on or over Interstate 95 in Halifax, Nash and Northampton counties. The projects, which started in 2012, are a way to extend the life of bridges, and are done at a cost significantly lower than continually repairing or even replacing a bridge. Work is scheduled to be done this summer.

NCDOT will close lanes of I-95 at the following locations during the week of May 6 for rehabilitation projects:

•    Starting at 12:01 a.m. Monday, May 6, the right lane of I-95 South at Exit 145 for Gold Rock in Nash County will be closed for crews to work on the I-95 South bridge over Swift Creek. All lanes will reopen to traffic by Friday, May 10 at noon. Weather permitting, all lanes of I-95 South at this location will be closed between 10 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, and 6 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, for crews to pour a concrete overlay on the bridge. If the weather does not allow work to take place Tuesday night, it will be rescheduled for Wednesday night with one lane reopening at 6 a.m. Thursday, May 9.

During the overnight closure for the concrete pour, 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.

•    Starting at 8 a.m. Monday, May 6, the right lane of I-95 North will be closed at mile marker 176 in Northampton County for crews to work on the bridge over I-95 on N.C. 46. The lane will reopen by noon that day.


•    Starting at 4 a.m. Monday, May 6, until 10 a.m. that day, and then from 10 p.m. Monday night until 6 a.m. Tuesday morning, the left lane of I-95 North will be closed at mile marker 151 near the weigh station. The closure is necessary for crews to install joints on the bridge over Fishing Creek at the Halifax and Nash County line.
 
A $2.9 million contract was awarded in May 2012 to G.A. & F.C. Wagman Inc. for the 13 bridge rehabilitation projects. The work involves hydro-demolition, or the application of intense water pressure, to remove old concrete from the bridge deck. A new concrete or epoxy overlay is then applied to the deck and the bridge is restriped.
 
NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit. Motorists should expect delays when traveling through these work zones.

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