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I-95 overnight work needed ahead of Dorian in Kenly

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KENLY- In preparation for Hurricane Dorian, an N.C. Department of Transportation contractor needs to do additional work tonight on a mile-long stretch of I-95 in Johnston County.

"We believe it's imperative in order to ensure the safety of the traveling public to do this work now ahead of any potential heavy rains that Dorian may bring," said NCDOT's Division 4 Engineer Ronnie Keeter.

The contractor plans to close one southbound lane between mile markers 106 and 107 from 8 tonight until about 2 a.m. Thursday.

Then, the contractor will reopen both southbound lanes and close one northbound lane in the same vicinity from 2 a.m. until 6 a.m. Thursday, when traffic on the interstate is expected to be at its lowest.

Ongoing median construction in this stretch of highway needs to be filled in before any potential flooding. 

Keeter said transportation officials will be monitoring the work and will make any adjustments to the work or traffic, if any issue arises.

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