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Final leg of Fayetteville Outer Loop awarded

Construction is scheduled to begin in August.


Construction on the final segment of the Fayetteville Outer Loop is scheduled to begin in August after the N.C. Department of Transportation awarded a $151.8 million contract this week.

The last segment of the loop, also known as Interstate 295, will stretch 5 miles in Cumberland County between Camden Road near Hope Mills and Raeford Road in west Fayetteville.

Branch Civil Inc. of Roanoke, Virginia, was awarded the contract, the Transportation Department said in a release.

The segment will comprise four lanes with a grassy median and interchanges with bridges and on- and off-ramps. As part of the contract, an exit will be built at Camden Road, southwest of Jack Britt High School, and another exit will be built on a realigned Strickland Bridge Road, south of Century Circle, the Transportation Department said.

Construction on this section should be completed by the summer of 2026, the department said.

Once finished, drivers on I-295 will be able to continue south of Raeford Road, where they must now exit.

Other loop segment

The other I-295 segment under construction stretches from just south of the future Camden Road interchange to Interstate 95 near the Robeson-Cumberland County line.

This segment will have interchanges at Black Ridge Road and at Parkton Road. This segment includes widening I-95 from its present four lanes to eight lanes between mile markers 37 and 40. All of this work is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2024, the Transportation Department said.

The completed phases of the Outer Loop include U.S. 401 Business/Ramsey Street to the All American Freeway, the All American Freeway to Cliffdale Road, and Cliffdale Road to U.S. 401/Raeford Road.

Once the entire 39-mile loop is completed it will connect I-95 in northern Cumberland County and I-95 in Robeson County near the Cumberland County line. 

Fayetteville, Outer Loop, Interstate 295, N.C. Department of Transportation