The plan to ease traffic congestion for Fort Bragg Soldiers and civilians will become clearer Wednesday, when Bragg Boulevard is slated to detour through traffic.
According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, traffic will be routed off the boulevard, which is N.C. 87, .
The loop will connect Fort Bragg to the strategic I-95 corridor and work to ease congestion outside Fort Bragg gates.
It will create additional route options for Soldiers and civilians who commute to Fort Bragg daily, as well as reduce traffic volume on some local streets. It will also connect major routes in the south, west and north portions of Fayetteville.
According to Fort Bragg officials, the following changes can be expected:
North Carolina Department of Transportation is detouring northbound Bragg Boulevard traffic from Randolph Street to N.C. 210 back to Bragg Boulevard to support construction.
Southbound Bragg Boulevard traffic will be detoured from N.C. 210 to Randolph Street back to Bragg Boulevard to support construction.
Southbound Bragg Boulevard drivers can turn from Bragg Boulevard onto Butner Road. When traveling off post from Butner Road, drivers will only be able to turn right and will be detoured to Randolph Street and then back to the N.C. 210/Bragg Boulevard intersection.
Under the stateís 2016-2025 State Transportation Improvement Plan, the Fayetteville outer loop is one of many projects to receive an accelerated completion date, including completion of the All American Freeway to Cliffdale Road in Fall 2018 and right-of-way construction of Camden Road to I-95 in 2018.
A new section which connects Ramsey Street to Bragg Boulevard and completes a direct interstate connection between I-95 and Fort Bragg was celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning at the Ramsey Street interchange.
The projectís overall goal will create an interstate loop around Fayetteville that ends near the Cumberland-Robeson County line on I-95.
For more information about the Fayetteville outer loop, visit the NCDoT website at https://www.ncdot.gov/projects/FayettevilleOuterLoop/.