Interstate 95 north
Welcome to North Carolina and Robeson County signs posted within the diamond interchange (Exit 1) at U.S. 301 & 501 near South of the Border and Rowland. Exit 1 lies on the state border with South Carolina. Photo taken 12/16/07.
Northbound reassurance marker posted next to an Eisenhower Interstate System banner along Interstate 95 between Exits 1 and 2. All of Interstate 95 within the Tar Heel State remains at four lanes. The freeway is also designated the Purple Heart Memorial Highway. Photo taken 06/25/05.
North Carolina 130 interchanges with Interstate 95 at Exit 2 near the town of Rowland. The state highway follows Main Street west to meet U.S. 301 and 501 in downtown, joining U.S. 501 in the process en route to Raemon. Photo taken 12/16/07.
Connections with North Carolina 130 east lead to North Carolina 904 and the town of Fairmont. Fairmont lies 13 miles east via North Carolina 103 while North Carolina 904 straddles the South Carolina border southeast to Fair Bluff, Tabor City, and ultimately Ocean Isle Beach along the coast. Photo taken 05/30/07.
The first city of consequence along Interstate 95 in North Carolina is Lumberton, 17 miles away. Photo taken 05/30/07.
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The North Carolina Welcome Center and rest area lie between Exits 2 and 7. Photo taken 12/16/07. Second photo taken 05/30/07.
Exit 7 constitutes a diamond interchange with Raynham Road near the settlements of McDonald and Raynham. Photo taken 05/30/07.
Interstate 95 northbound at the Raynham Road off-ramp (Exit 7). Raynham Road travels north-south between U.S. 301 near Raynham and North Carolina 103 near Fairmont. McDonald Road ties into Raynham Road just south of Exit 7 from Main Street and McDonald to the east. Photo taken 05/30/07.
12 miles south of Lumberton along Interstate 95 northeast. Fayetteville lies another 30 miles beyond the Robeson County seat. Photo taken 12/16/07.
U.S. 301 meets Interstate 95 for a second time in North Carolina at the Exit 10 diamond interchange with Chicken Road. U.S. 301 follows a routing west of the freeway through Rowland and Raynham before becoming subsumed onto the freeway through Lumberton. Chicken Road carries the US highway south from its original alignment to Exit 10. Photo taken 06/25/05.
Exit 10 carries motorists onto Chicken Road and U.S. 301 south from Interstate 95 north. U.S. 301 south travels three miles west to Raynham. Chicken Road meanwhile travels south from Interstate 95 to junction North Carolina 41 near Fairmont. North Chicken Road resumes north of U.S. 301 en route to U.S. 74 Alternate and North Carolina 711 near Pembroke. There is no access between Chicken Road and Interstate 74 & U.S. 74.
This sign was taken down by an accident in late 2007 and replaced thereafter. Photo taken 05/30/07.
Interstate 95 & U.S. 301 north
Interstate 95 & U.S. 301 northbound shields posted within the interchange at Exit 10. U.S. 301 was relocated onto the freeway between Exits 10 and 14 in 1984.1 Old U.S. 301 however remains in tact along Hilly Branch Road through to Exit 14 (U.S. 74 Alternate). Photo taken 12/16/07.
Another set of shields for Interstate 95 & U.S. 301 posted after the Exit 10 on-ramp. Photo taken 12/16/07.
U.S. 74 Alternate crosses paths with Interstate 95 & U.S. 301 at what was the Exit 14 diamond interchange south of Lumberton. U.S. 74 constitutes the main route between Charlotte, Wilmington, and the North Carolina beaches. The US highway follows a four-lane highway varying between freeway and expressway segments, some of which are a part of the new Interstate 74 corridor.
Exit 14 was removed due to construction of the new exit with Interstate 74 by late 2007. Photo taken 05/30/07.
U.S. 74 east from I-74 serves the longer distance control cities of Whiteville and Wilmington. Construction was completed on September 26, 2008 involving the new Exit 13 full-cloverleaf interchange with Interstate 74 & U.S. 74, which extended I-74 east from the older Maxton Bypass to U.S. 74 Alternate just east of I-95. Photo taken 06/25/05.
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Views of construction for the Interstate 95 and 74 interchange. The junction features collector/distributor roadways along both freeways. Photo taken 05/30/07. Second photo taken 12/16/07.
Traveling the 2008-opened c/d roadway for Interstate 74 & U.S. 74 on I-95 north. Interstate 74 & U.S. 74 travel west northwest to Maxton and Laurinburg presently, with the freeway to Rockingham not yet fully completed. Photo taken 07/28/13.
Clover Road lined the northbound side of Interstate 95 at the Exit 14 off-ramp for U.S. 74. Clover Road was displaced due to the building of Interstate 74 and its interchange with Interstate 95.
U.S. 74 Alternate travels west from Exit 14, 16 miles to the Maxton freeway bypass and 26 miles to the city of Laurinburg. Eastward, U.S. 74 travels 15 miles southeast to Boardman and 24 miles to its merge with U.S. 76 near Whiteville. Exit 14 served interests to the Farmers Market and the Southeastern Agricultural Center, which now requires a drive east on I-74 from Exit 13A to Exit 210. Photo taken 05/30/07.
Interstate 95 & U.S. 301 gain a set of frontage roads (5th Street northbound side and Kenric Drive southbound side) between U.S. 74 Alternate and the Lumberton Municipal Airport area. The northbound frontage road represents the original U.S. 301 alignment. Photo taken 07/28/13.
Although already within the city of Lumberton, Downtown is still another six mile drive east via Interstate 95 & U.S. 301 to Exits 17 or 19. Photo taken 07/28/13.
North Carolina 72 & 711 (Caton Road) meet Interstate 95 at the Exit 17 diamond interchange in Lumberton. The two state highways join just west of Interstate 95 with North Carolina 711 ending at Interstate 95. East of Interstate 95, North Carolina 72 follows the parallel West 5th Street, curving east toward Downtown and West 2nd Street at junction North Carolina 41. Photo taken 07/28/13.
Exit 17 departs Interstate 95 northbound for North Carolina 72 & 711 west (Caton Road). North Carolina 711 veers west via Country Club Road from Caton Road toward Pembroke and the campus of UNC-Pembroke. North Carolina 72 meanwhile remains on Caton Road northwest to Philadelphus and other rural settlements in north Robeson County. Photo taken 07/28/13.
North Carolina 72 and 711 shields posted along the Exit 17 northbound off-ramp. Photo taken 12/16/07.
Interstate 95 & U.S. 301 remain overlapped through the Lumberton vicinity. Original U.S. 301 followed West 5th and West 2nd Streets along the current North Carolina 72 alignment to North Pine Street through downtown. Pine Street travels out of town to Fayetteville Road as an unnumbered highway to Exit 22 with Interstate 95. Photo taken 07/28/08.
The next Lumberton exit joins Interstate 95 with Carthage Road northwest of downtown. Carthage Road leaves the intersection of 10th and Water Streets in town to rural reaches of north Robeson County. Photo taken 07/28/13.
Interstate 95 spans the Lumber River ahead of the diamond interchange (Exit 19) with Carthage Road. Carthage Road meets Norment Road west of the freeway, with both roads serving residential strips west of Lumberton. Photo taken 07/28/13.
U.S. 301 followed 5th Street / 2nd Street (North Carolina 72) into downtown Lumberton where it turned north along Pine Street (North Carolina 41) and Fayetteville Road. The highway was relocated onto the Lumberton bypass by 1954, which was four-laned by 1958 and numbered Interstate 95 by 1961.1 Photo taken 07/28/13.
Capuano Road and Lackey Street comprise the Interstate 95 & U.S. 301 frontage roads between Exits 19 and 20 (junction North Carolina 211). North Carolina 211 (North Roberts Avenue) acts as a bypass of downtown Lumberton between North Carolina 72, North Carolina 41 (Elizabethtown Road), and Interstate 95 & U.S. 301 at Exit 20. Interests to North Carolina 41 east to Elizabethtown and west to historic downtown Lumberton should use North Roberts Avenue south. Photo taken 07/28/13.
Exit 20 departs Interstate 95 & U.S. 301 north for North Carolina 211 (North Roberts Avenue). North Carolina 211 heads 15 miles northwest from Lumberton to Red Springs (junction North Carolina 71). The state highway overall travels a significant distance between Southport along the Atlantic Coast and Candor in central North Carolina. Photo taken 07/28/13.
Kahn (northbound side) and Dawn (southbound side) Drives parallel the freeway as the frontage roads between Exits 20 and 22. Photo taken 07/28/13.
St. Pauls at 11 miles, is the next town of significance along Interstate 95 northbound. Photo taken 05/30/07.
U.S. 301 leaves Interstate 95 northbound after its 12-mile overlap through Lumberton. The US highway returns to its original alignment along Fayetteville Road from Exit 22 northward to St. Pauls. Signs for Exit 22 reference local traffic as Fayetteville Road acts as a loop west of Interstate 95 between Exits 22 and 25. Use Exit 22 also for Robeson Community College. Photo taken 07/28/13.
Interstate 95 and U.S. 301 split at the Exit 22 northbound off-ramp. U.S. 301 follows Fayetteville Road north to Exit 25 while Interstate 95 parallels close-by.
$12.6-million in construction kicked off in October 2012 to upgrade Exit 22 into a diverging diamond interchange (DDI). The work included new overpasses for Fayetteville Road, eliminating the previous overheight truck restriction. Work runs through April 2015.2 Photo taken 07/28/13.
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Interstate 95 north travels solo and leaves the Lumberton city limits. Photo taken 07/28/13.
North and southbound weigh stations reside along Interstate 95 between Exits 22 and 25. Photo taken 07/28/13.
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SR 1529 (Powersville Road) spans Interstate 95 ahead of the weigh station off-ramp. The facilities line the freeway through a forested area northwest of Powers. Photos taken 07/28/13.
U.S. 301 crosses back to the east of Interstate 95 at a folded cloverleaf interchange (Exit 25). Signs for the exit again reference U.S. 301 for local traffic due to the close proximity to the freeway. Photo taken 07/28/13.
Exit 25 loops away from I-95 north to U.S. 301. U.S. 301 continues north six miles from the interchange to St. Pauls and junction North Carolina 20. Photo taken 07/28/13.
Interstate 95 enters an entirely rural stretch of freeway between Exits 25 and 31. Photo taken 07/28/13.
Fayetteville is another 26 miles to the north. Photo taken 07/28/13.
North Carolina 20 (Broad Street) meets Interstate 95 at a diamond interchange (Exit 31) just west of downtown St. Pauls. The east-west highway travels between Raeford and North Carolina 87 near Moore's Lake overall. Interests to Pinehurst and Southern Pines should use North Carolina 20 west to North Carolina 211 at Raeford. Photo taken 07/28/13.
Northbound at the Exit 31 off-ramp to North Carolina 20 at St. Pauls. The state highway tallies just 32 miles from North Carolina 87 to the east and U.S. 401 Business in Raeford. Photo taken 07/28/13.
U.S. 301 follows 5th Street north from downtown St. Pauls and meets Interstate 95 again at a diamond interchange (Exit 33). The US highway continues five miles north to junction North Carolina 77 for interests west to Parkton. Photo taken 07/28/13.
Interstate 95 widens in spots to allow for forested medians on the drive away from St. Pauls. Photo taken 07/28/13.
Northbound I-95 at the Exit 33 off-ramp to U.S. 301. U.S. 301 provides a rural alternate route to Interstate 95 through to Hope Mills. Photo taken 07/28/13.
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Interstate 95 travels uninterrupted from the St. Pauls area into southern Cumberland County. Dunn (U.S. 421) and Benson (Interstate 40) represent the next control cities beyond Fayetteville. Photos taken 07/28/13.
A second reassurance marker stands between Exits 33 and 40 near the crossing over Little Marsh Swamp. Photo taken 07/28/13.
One mile ahead of the wye interchange (Exit 40) with Business Loop Interstate 95 on I-95 north. Business Loop I-95 is the only business route remaining in use along Interstate 95 in the Tar Heel State. The loop travels nine miles northwest to the city limits of Fayetteville. U.S. 301 joins the loop nearby. Photo taken 07/28/13.
Cold Camp Creek represents the dividing line between Robeson and Cumberland Counties across Interstate 95. Photo taken 07/28/13.



  1. Annex: U.S. 301.
  2. I-95 Diverging Diamond Interchange in Lumberton. NCDOT web site.

Photo Credits:

  • 06/25/05 by Carter Buchanan.
  • 05/30/07 by AARoads.
  • 12/16/07 by AARoads.
  • 07/28/08 by AARoads.
  • 07/28/13 by AARoads.

Page Updated 09-12-2014.