Bud Hawkins Road Interchange (I-95) Improvements
Project # I-5877
Type: Interchange improvements
Affected Counties: Harnett
Estimated Cost: $15,834,000
The NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT) plans to improve the I-95 interchanges at Exit 70 at Bud Hawkins Road and Exit 71 at Long Branch Road.
Construction is part of the NCDOT’s I-95 and U.S. 70 widening and general improvements which are intended to increase safety, alleviate traffic congestion, and repair the overall quality of the roads. Interchanges between Exit 70 and Exit 77 were built in the 1960s and are outdated and need to be brought into compliance with today’s safety standards to accommodate an eventual eight-lane I-95 in 2026.
The interchange at Bud Hawkins Road is one of six overpasses that will be rebuilt along I-95. There will be longer exit and entrance ramps and elevated, longer overpasses. Although the Bud Hawkins Road interchange will likely be closed during construction, I-95 is scheduled to remain open.
While many residents anticipated this construction, some have expressed concerns about the impact these changes could have on the community, including homes and businesses.
- The Daily Record: “Big changes for I-95”
- News & Observer: “Six outdated I-95 interchanges will be rebuilt; see what NCDOT has in mind”
- Right-of-way acquisition – 2018
- Start Construction – 2019
- End Construction – 2021
It is estimated that more than 45 parcels of property will be impacted by this project. Currently the NCDOT has set aside $1,080,000 for right-of-way takings. If your property will be affected, contact one of our attorneys (two of whom previously worked on behalf of the NCDOT) for a free case evaluation.