New section of I-295 opening today in Fayetteville

Cumberland County News

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — It’s a big day for drivers in Fayetteville. The North Carolina Department of Transportation announced it has completed the newest section of Interstate 295.

The nearly 7-mile segment of road stretches between the All-American Freeway and Cliffdale Road. This is all part of the Fayetteville Outer Loop Project, which is completing the western portion of I-295 from U.S. 401 Business/Ramsey Street, north of Fayetteville, to Interstate 95.

The 39-mile outer loop is expected to reduce congestion in Fayetteville and better connect drivers to Fort Bragg and I-95.

According to the NCDOT, the outer loop will also promote economic growth in the area by connecting major routes in and out of the city.

Completion of the 39-mile outer loop is estimated to be completed in 2024.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony is happening Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. for the new section of I-295 opening up to drivers.

For more information about the project, click here.

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