RALEIGH – After a quick break for the Memorial Day holiday, crews from the N.C. Department of Transportation and G.A. & F.C. Wagman Inc. of York, Pa. will be back at work Tuesday, May 28, on two bridge rehabilitation projects on Interstate 95 near Gold Rock in Nash County. These projects are part of a multi-county effort to rehabilitate 13 bridges on or over I-95 in northeastern North Carolina. Work is scheduled to be complete this summer.
The following lane closures will be in place on both directions of I-95 at mile marker 145 for crews to continue work on the north and southbound bridges over Swift Creek. All lanes will be open by 7 a.m. Friday, May 31.
I-95 North lane closures
• The right lane of I-95 North will be closed nightly from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. beginning Tuesday, May 28 and wrapping up the morning of Friday, May 31.
• The on-ramp from N.C. 4 onto I-95 North will also be closed Tuesday and Thursday nights, reopening at 7 a.m. the following mornings. During these ramp closures, traffic from N.C. 4 wanting to access I-95 North will travel north on N.C. 4/N.C. 48 and turn right on N.C. 33 to access I-95 at Exit 150.
I-95 South lane closures
• The left lane of I-95 South will be closed Thursday, May 30, at 7 p.m., reopening at 7 a.m. Friday, May 31.
A $2.9 million contract was awarded in May 2012 to G.A. & F.C. Wagman Inc. for the 13 bridge rehabilitation projects in Halifax, Nash and Northampton counties. The projects, which started in 2012, are a way to extend the life of bridges and are done at a cost significantly lower than continually repairing or even replacing a bridge. The work involves hydro-demolition, or the application of intense water pressure, to remove old concrete from the bridge deck. A new concrete or epoxy overlay is then applied to the deck and the bridge is restriped.
NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit. Motorists should expect delays when traveling through these work zones.
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