Contract awarded for Outer Loop for future I-295 in N.C.

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Updated Dec 15, 2017
Work continues on the future I-295 at Fayetteville, North Carolina. Photo: NCDOTWork continues on the future I-295 at Fayetteville, North Carolina. Photo: NCDOT

A team of engineering and contracting firms has won the $129.7 million contract to design and build another section of the Fayetteville Outer Loop in Robeson and Cumberland counties in North Carolina.

The 6.1-mile section will eventually be part of the future Interstate 295, a 39-mile freeway by Fayetteville and Fort Bragg.

The team consists of Balfour Beatty Infrastructure Inc., Branch Civil Inc. and STV Engineers Inc., a Wilmington-based joint venture, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation. Designs are expected to be completed in January. After that, NCDOT will begin buying land for the freeway section. Construction is scheduled to be completed in July 2021. Construction of all sections of the loop are scheduled to be completed by 2022.

The state has completed one section of the Outer Loop between Interstate 95 north of Fayetteville and the All American Freeway in the city.

Other sections are being completed as follows, according to the NCDOT:

  • All American Freeway to Cliffdale Road – under construction and expected to open in October 2018.
  • Cliffdale Road to Raeford Road (U.S. 401) – under construction and expected to open in May 2021.
  • Raeford Road (U.S. 401) to Camden Road – under design, with contract scheduled to be awarded in Fall 2018.