Interstate 95 Business (North Carolina)

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Interstate 95 Business marker

Interstate 95 Business
Route information
Auxiliary route of I-95
Length: 16.0 mi[1] (25.7 km)
Existed: 1978 – present
Major junctions
South end: I‑95 near Hope Mills
North end: I‑95 in Eastover
Location
Counties: Cumberland
Highway system

Interstate 95 Business is a business loop of Interstate 95 entirely within Cumberland County, North Carolina. It runs from nearby Hope Mills to Eastover, passing through the eastern side of downtown Fayetteville.

Route description[edit]

The entire route, except for two short segments at its northern and southern termini, is concurrent with U.S. Route 301. The 16-mile (26 km) route is partly an expressway and is an urban boulevard in downtown Fayetteville. In downtown Fayetteville, I-95 Business is cosigned as Eastern Boulevard.

At each terminus, access from Business 95 to I-95 is limited. For example, at the southern terminus, drivers on Business 95 heading south can only merge with I-95 south, while at the northern terminus, drivers on Business 95 heading north can only merge with I-95 north.

History[edit]

Established in 1978, and almost entirely overlapped with US 301, it was created to connect an incomplete gap of Interstate 95, from nearby Hope Mills (exit 40) to Eastover (exit 56). When Interstate 95 was completed east of Fayetteville in 1983, large signs at the entrances of I-95 Business were erected to promote the businesses that were bypassed along the mainline.[2]

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Cumberland County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
  0.0 0.0 I‑95 – Dunn, Benson, Lumberton
  0.8 1.3 US 301 south – St. Pauls South end of US 301 overlap
Hope Mills 1.5 2.4 NC 59 to I‑95 – Hope Mills
Fayetteville 8.5 13.7 NC 87 (Martin Luther King Jr Freeway) – Elizabethtown, Spring Lake
10.3 16.6 NC 24 / NC 210 to US 401 (Grove Street) – Roseboro, Spring Lake
11.5 18.5 Middle Road
13.5 21.7 Dobbins Holmes Road
Eastover 15.0 24.1 US 301 north (Dunn Road) – Wade North end of US 301 overlap
16.0 25.7 I‑95 – Dunn, Benson, Lumberton
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Former Wilson-Rocky Mount Interstate 95 Business[edit]

Interstate 95 Business
Location: Wilson-Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Length: 44.6 mi[3] (71.8 km)
Existed: mid-1978–1986

Established in 1978, to connect an incomplete gap of Interstate 95, Interstate 95 Business traversed 44.6 miles (71.8 km) from Kenly (exit 107) to Gold Rock (exit 145). The route was overlapped onto US 301, through the cities of Wilson and Rocky Mount; then just south of Battleboro, it goes alone over a four-lane connector road back onto mainline Interstate 95. Around 1986, Interstate 95 Business was decommissioned; NC 4 was extended onto the connector road to its current southern terminus at US 301.[2][4]

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External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing