I-95 Traffic Shift Begins Monday

Shift needed for resurfacing and bridge works

The paved shoulders along a two-mile leg of Interstate 95 in Johnston County will need to narrow this week as part of ongoing construction.

If the weather allows, northbound travelers will follow a traffic shift, starting Monday, April 9, between mile markers 100 and 102 between Selma and Micro. Contract workers for the N.C. Department of Transportation need the extra room to safely build a new median and permanent concrete median barrier.

About a week later, the same shift will occur in the southbound direction. In the coming weeks, motorists can expect similar shifts and narrower shoulders north of mile marker 102 as part of the overall project.

Transportation officials remind motorists to be alert and obey speed limits and work-zone postings.

Fred Smith Co. of Raleigh is replacing original concrete sections underneath the pavement, rebuilding the median and resurfacing the interstate between mile markers 100 and 107. The project also includes replacing two bridges – at Lizzie Mill Road and Bizzell Grove Church Road – with longer and higher spans.