Beginning Sunday night and into Monday morning motorists traveling in both directions on Interstate 95 will encounter new lane closures between the 100 mile marker near Selma and the 107 mile marker in Kenly in Johnston County, plus a lane shift.
Starting tonight (Sunday), motorists in each direction on I-95 will see a lane closure for about two miles, then no lane closures for the next two miles, then a lane closure in the final two miles between the 100 and 107 mile markers. Traffic will also be shifted onto the shoulder as a temporary travel lane during some of the road work.
The lane closures and traffic shift will last until about Noon Friday, Dec. 8.
The work is part of a $53.1 million contract awarded in August by the NC Department of Transportation to Fred Smith Co. of Raleigh to strengthen the inside shoulder next to the median in preparation to eventually shift a lane of traffic onto the shoulder for concrete repair work. Crews will then replace parts of the original concrete sections at 80 locations before they resurface the highway with asphalt.
The project also includes replacing bridges over I-95 at Lizzie Mill Road and Bizzell Grove Church Road. The bridge replacements will get underway in early 2018.
On-and-off lane closures will continue through the Spring of 2018 while work on the 7 miles stretch of I-95 between Selma and Kenly continues.