Rolling lane closures in place on I-95

Published 11:36 am Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Motorists using I-95 from the state line southward to Rocky Mount are urged to use caution while traveling through the end of the month.

The N.C. Department of Transportation is conducting a rolling lane closure along both directions of I-95 through Nash, Halifax and Northampton counties so crews with Clark Pavement Markings can replace the lenses on the pavement reflectors along the interstate.

The lane closures began Monday, March 19 and all work is expected to be completed by Friday, March 30.

Crews will work in the left lane of both directions of I-95 in Nash County through Thursday, March 22. That work will shift northward in Halifax County and continue into Northampton County to the Virginia state line.

The right lane of I-95 will be open to traffic during this slow-moving operation. Trucks in the left lane behind the crews will have large arrows directing traffic into the right lane around the operation. Access to ramps and emergency lanes will be maintained.

Crews can work from 12 a.m. Monday until noon on Friday. No lane closures can take place on weekends.

Snowplowable pavement reflectors are encased in a metal dome-shaped fixture that is set in the asphalt so snowplows can pass over them without removing or damaging them. However, the clear lens on top of the reflector can still collect dirt and debris, and needs to be replaced periodically.

Motorists traveling through the area may experience congestion. NCDOT encourages them to drive slowly, pay attention and allow extra time to reach their destinations safely.

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