Highway Patrol Announces Updated I-95 Detour Traffic Advisory: State Highway Patrol Issues Updated Detour Route for I-95


The North Carolina State Highway Patrol has updated the I-95 detour for motorists traveling south.  With this in mind, both north and southbound lanes of I-95 have been closed between Exit 13 and Exit 56 due to flooding conditions.
Traffic traveling northbound on I-95 should use the following detour information.   
  • All northbound traffic will be required to exit onto US 74 west  (Exit 13) and travel westbound towards Laurinburg
  • Once on US 74, motorists will then travel towards US 15-501 north
  • Once on US 15-501, motorists will then travel to US 1 towards Sanford
  • Once on US 1, motorists will travel north to I-40 east until merging onto I-95

Traffic traveling southbound on I-95 from I-40 should use the following detour information. 

  • All southbound traffic will be required to exit off onto business I-95 (Exit 56) and travel toward NC 162 west
  • Motorist will then travel NC 162 west toward US 401south
  • Once on US 401 south, motorist will travel to US 74 east
  • Once on US 74 east, motorist will travel to exit for I-95 south 
To avoid congestion on the provided detour route, motorist entering North Carolina from Virginia on I-95 are encouraged to use the following detour:
  • All southbound traffic from North Carolina/Virginia state line should travel south on I-95 to I-40 west
  • Once on I-40 west, travel west toward Sanford/US 1 south
  • Motorist will then travel US 1 south to US 501 south
  • Once on 501 south, travel toward US 74 east
  • Motorist will then travel US 74 east to I-95 south
Advance warning has been implemented with NCDOT message boards along the entire I-95 corridor to include NCDOT’s 511 system.
It is requested motorist follow the provided detour routes and refrain from using GPS devices. 
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol cautions motorists to remember phrase “Turn Around Don’t Drown”. More importantly, do not drive through standing water since it’s impossible to know how deep the water is or how swiftly it could be moving. And finally, DO NOT drive around barriers, which are in place for your protection.
It is requested motorist do not call 911 or *HP (*47) for roadway information.  For updated information on road closures, please visit ReadyNC.org., the ReadyNC mobile app or call 511.   

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