I-95 now open through Robeson County

Staff Report

LUMBERTON — Interstate 95 in Robeson County has reopened after damage from Hurricane Matthew shuttered miles of the busy highway.

According to the Department of Transportation, one land of southbound I-95 near Exit 25 remains unopened, but no other portions of the interstate in Robeson are listed as closed on the DOT’s website. All lanes of northbound I-95 in Robeson County have re-opened, the agency says.

DOT crews have been working on I-95 near mile marker 18, where floodwater from the Lumber River west of the interstate caused erosion underneath a bridge there.

“Sections of the interstate had been closed since Hurricane Matthew struck more than a week ago, flooding the roadway in some areas, and damaging it in other locations,” a DOT statement says. “That damage included at the I-95 bridge over railroad tracks in Lumberton, as well as a roadway washout at mile marker 26, also in Robeson County.”

Staff Report

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