Interstate 95 South - Robeson County

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Interstate 95 south
Southbound reassurance marker posted between the Cumberland County line and the Green Springs Road overpass. U.S. 301 stays close to the west and intersects the north end of North Carolina 71. Photo taken 12/30/12.
U.S. 301 bends southward and switches sides with Interstate 95 again en route to St. Pauls. A diamond interchange (Exit 33) joins the two routes north of town. Photo taken 12/30/12.
North Carolina 20 follows Broad Street west from St. Pauls to meet Interstate 95 at a diamond interchange (Exit 31) in one mile. Photo taken 12/30/12.
Exit 31 leaves Interstate 95 south for North Carolina 20. N.C. 20 totals 32 miles between Raeford, the Hoke County seat, to the west and N.C. 87 at Duart to the east. Photo taken 12/30/12.
Interstate 95 traverses Big Marsh Swamp south from St. Pauls and this shield assembly. Photo taken 12/30/12.
Cedar Grove Church Road appears along side I-95 south by this mileage sign posted 12 miles north of Lumberton and 29 miles from Rowland, the final North Carolina destination. Photo taken 12/30/12.
Interstate 95 and U.S. 301 come together again south of Tenmile Swamp at Exit 25. Photo taken 12/30/12.
Shifting sides again, U.S. 301 loops west from a parclo B2 interchange (Exit 25) to again meet I-95 at Exit 22. Photo taken 12/30/12.
Weigh stations line both sides of Interstate 95 on the approach to Lumberton. Photo taken 12/30/12.
A reassurance marker follows the weigh station on-ramp. Photo taken 12/30/12.
U.S. 301 (Fayetteville Road) and Interstate 95 come together again at a diverging diamond interchange (Exit 22) near Robeson Community College in one mile. Photo taken 12/30/12.
The Lumberton city limits spread across nearly nine miles of Interstate 95. Four interchanges serve the city incorporated in 1859. Photo taken 12/30/12.
Fayetteville Road heads south to Pine Street and the Lumberton central business district as U.S. 301 joins Interstate 95 for an 11-mile overlap. Photo taken 12/30/12.
Interstate 95 & U.S. 301 south
U.S. 301 was relocated onto the Lumberton bypass by 1954, which was four-laned by 1958 and numbered Interstate 95 by 1961.1 Photo taken 12/30/12.
Dillon joins Florence as the destinations highlighted on southbound mileage signs for Interstate 95 in Lumberton. Photo taken 12/30/12.
N.C. 211 ventures north from Roberts Avenue in Lumberton 15 miles to the town of Red Springs. The state route encircles the east side of Lumberton to N.C. 41 (Elizabethtown Road) and N.C. 72 south to Long Branch. Photo taken 12/30/12.
Roberts Avenue expands into a commercial arterial within the vicinity of the six-ramp parclo interchange (Exit 20) at Interstate 95 & U.S. 301. N.C. 211 stretches 166 miles northwest to Candor and southeast to Southport. N.C. 41 follows Pine and 2nd Streets through Downtown, staying east of I-95 to Fairmont and S.C. 41 north of Lake View. Photo taken 12/30/12.
Carthage Road shadows the Lumber River northwest from Water Street in Lumberton to a diamond interchange (Exit 19) with Interstate 95 & U.S. 301. Photo taken 12/30/12.
North from Exit 19, Carthage Road reaches North Carolina 211 in five miles. Photo taken 12/30/12.
Interstate 95 & U.S. 301 south elevate to pass over a CSX Railroad line on the one mile approach to Exit 17 with N.C. 72 and 711 west (Caton Road). N.C. 72 west along 5th Street represents the historic alignment of U.S. 301. Photo taken 12/30/12.
Exit 17 leaves the southbound freeway for North Carolina 72 north to Red Springs, North Carolina 711 west to Pembroke and adjacent Lumberton Municipal Airport (LID). Photo taken 12/30/12.
5th Street (old U.S. 301) and Kenric Drive parallel Interstate 95 & U.S. 301 as the service roads to U.S. 74 Alternate (Andrew Jackson Highway). Photo taken 12/30/12.
Two miles north of the full cloverleaf interchange (Exits 13B/A) with Interstate 74 & U.S. 74 on Interstate 95 & U.S. 301 south. Photo taken 12/30/12.
U.S. 74 Alternate represents the former route of U.S. 74 bypassed by the completion of Interstate 74 west to Laurinburg. Construction of the freeway displaced a diamond interchange (Exit 14) with U.S. 74 Alternate, leading to its closure. U.S. 74A merges with I-74 & U.S. 74 just east of Interstate 95. Photo taken 12/30/12.
Interstate 74 opened between Interstate 95 and the U.S. 74 Maxton bypass on September 26, 2008. The Interstate is part of a longer corridor planned between Wilmington and Mt. Airy in North Carolina. Ultimate plans take the route northwest to Cincinnati, though it is unlikely the route will extend beyond Virginia. Photo taken 12/30/12.
Exit 13 departs Interstate 95 & U.S. 301 south as a collector distributor roadway for Interstate 74 & U.S. 74. The two will combine from Wilmington west to Rockingham, where I-74 turns north with I-73 to Candor and Asheboro. Photo taken 12/30/12.
Laurinburg is 28 miles to the west along Interstate 74 & U.S. 74. The stretch between there and Hamlet is not fully upgraded to freeway standards as of yet, leading I-74 to prematurely end ahead of Laurel Hill. Photo taken 12/30/12.
Exit 13A connects I-95 & U.S. 301 south with Interstate 74 & U.S. 74 east to U.S. 74 Alternate. The freeway ends just south of Exit 213 (North Carolina 41) presently, with U.S. 74 continuing as a four-lane divided highway to U.S. 76 ahead of Whitesville. Photo taken 12/30/12.
U.S. 301 rejoins its original alignment from the diamond interchange (Exit 10) at Chicken Road in one mile. Photo taken 12/30/12.
Chicken Road leads southeast along Old Field Swamp to North Carolina 41 near Fairmont. U.S. 301 travels west to Raynham and Rowland before turning south again. Photo taken 12/30/12.
Interstate 95 south
Interstate 95 bisects a swath of agricultural land on the approach to Exit 7 with Raynham Road. Photo taken 12/30/12.
Raynham Road leads 1.4 miles north to U.S. 301 at Raynham and 5.8 miles south to North Carolina 130, west of Fairmont. The town of McDonald lies just east of the diamond interchange at Exit 7 via McDonald Road. Photo taken 12/30/12.
Interstate 95 crosses Aaron Swamp just west of Exit 7. Photo taken 12/30/12.
Dillon, South Carolina is a 13-mile drive south via I-95 and U.S. 301 from the state line. Florence is 44 miles to the west. Photo taken 12/30/12.
N.C. 130 arcs northwest from Five Forks and the north end of N.C. 904 to cross paths with Interstate 95 at Exit 2, outside the town of Rowland. N.C. 904 branches south from Five Forks to Tabor City and Ocean Isle Beach on a 68-mile course. Photo taken 12/30/12.
Entering the diamond interchange (Exit 2) with N.C. 130 on Interstate 95 south. N.C. 130 follows Main Street west through Rowland, joining U.S. 501 at its split with U.S. 301 (Bond Street) for a 7.5-mile overlap to Raemon. Southward, N.C. 130 continues 13 miles to Fairmont. Photo taken 12/30/12.
U.S. 301 & 501 combine for 2.5 miles from Bond Street in Rowland to a parclo interchange (Exits 1B/A) on the South Carolina state line. Photo taken 12/30/12.
Billboards for South of the Border, which at one point during the 1980s extended as far north as Wilmington, Delaware and Philadelphia, culminate with the arrival of Interstate 95 south at Exit 1. Exits 1B and 1A serve both directions of U.S. 301 & 501 and the tourist stop. Photo taken 12/30/12.


 

Sources:

  1. NCRoads.com Annex: U.S. 301.


Photo Credits:

12/30/12 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 74
U.S. 74
U.S. 301

Page Updated 01-18-2013.