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New segment of Fayetteville Outer Loop opens


HOPE MILLS – A 2-mile section of the Fayetteville Outer Loop, also known as Interstate 295, opened to traffic Monday morning between Parkton and Hope Mills.

The new section runs between Exit 2, Parkton Road, and Exit 4, Black Bridge Road, south of Hope Mills, the North Carolina Department of Transportation said in a release.

Exit 4 is in Cumberland County, and its construction included a realignment of Old Plank Road. Exit 2 is at the Cumberland-Robeson County line, where Parkton Road becomes Leeper Road, the release said.

Both exits feature roundabouts at the on/off ramps to improve traffic flow and safety.

Upcoming completion dates

The newly opened segment is part of a larger goal to complete the Outer Loop in western Fayetteville and widen Interstate 95 from four to eight lanes between mile markers 37-41, the release said. 

The state DOT said the schedule for completing those parts of the project are:

  • The widening of I-95 from mile markers 37-41 by the summer of 2025.
  • The loop segment from north of Camden Road to Raeford Road by the summer of 2026, when the entire, 39-mile Outer Loop is scheduled to be completed.

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