The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a $247 million contract to widen an eight-mile section of Interstate 95 north of Lumberton.
Flatiron Constructors Inc. of Morrisville will widen the interstate from four lanes to eight from just south of Exit 22 to mile marker 29, the state Transportation Department said in a release.
The project will include reconstructing Exit 25 with a longer, wider and taller bridge and new ramps with roundabouts, the release said. Two overpasses — Powersville Road and McDuffie Crossing Road — will also be replaced.
Exit 22, which was recently rebuilt as a diverging-diamond interchange, will not need to be replaced, the release said.
The department said the project is needed to reduce congestion, plan for anticipated growth in traffic volumes and improve safety.
Work can begin by Nov. 1. The contractor will have toward the end of 2026 to complete the project, the release said.
The project will require the installation of concrete barriers for safety; reduced shoulder access; and occasional lane closures overnight with reduced speed limits.
This is one of several state highway contracts for widening I-95. The improvements will help it meet modern interstate design standards, the department has said.