As contractors demolish two bridges, motorists on Interstate 95 in Johnston County, North Carolina will encounter occasional overnight detours starting next week.
The first detour is scheduled to begin at 11 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 15, for I-95 South at Exit 105 (Bagley Road) near Kenly. Southbound traffic will use U.S. 301 and Micro Road before re-entering the interstate at Exit 102 in Micro.
Crews will work overnight until 5 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, as they finish dismantling the Bizzell Grove Church Road bridge; they will resume the detour during the same overnight hours on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week, and possibly Thursday.
To facilitate the demolition, the outside southbound lane will remain closed between mile markers 102 and 105 during the week of Jan. 15.
Once the crews have finished removing the Bizzell Grove Church Road bridge, weather permitting, they will start removing the Lizzie Mill Road bridge over I-95 near Selma. A detour there for I-95 North will begin sometime overnight the week of Jan. 22, ending by 5 each morning.
Once they have completed work on the northbound side of the interstate, the crews will move onto the southbound lanes to haul away the rest of the bridge – work that will require the same overnight detours beginning the week of Jan. 29.
This I-95 construction project includes replacing both 58-year-old bridges with longer structures that meet today’s traffic needs and will accommodate future plans to widen the interstate.
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