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I-95 improvement project receives $1M federal grant

ROBESON COUNTY, NC (WMBF) - One exit along Interstate 95 in Robeson County is getting a large federal grant to replace an existing interchange, U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre announced Friday.

The House Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee approved $1 million in federal funds to replace the existing interchange at Exit 22 on I-95. The interchange will be replaced with a single-point urban design interchange.

"I-95 is the lifeline of Robeson County and is so critical to our economy," McIntyre said Friday. "Ensuring that this highway is sound, safe and secure is a top priority for me."

Officials hope the project will alleviate congestion and allow for traffic to flow at a smoother rate.

The interchange, according to a press release from McIntyre, serves the Robeson County College and a high-density retail area in Robeson County.

"These federal funds will help all the citizens of [Robeson County] and the region. It will help our small businesses - a win/win!" he said.

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