I-95 South ramp near Rocky Mount damaged in crash

Posted June 25, 2014

— North Carolina Department of Transportation officials on Tuesday closed the ramp from N.C. Highway 4/48 to Interstate 95 South near Rocky Mount after a vehicle struck the flyover ramp. 

A metal girder on the flyover ramp was damaged by the vehicle, forcing the closure of the entire ramp to I-95. 

The ramp could be closed for up to four weeks while DOT officials evaluate the damage and make repairs. Occasional lane closures on I-95 South will be necessary as repairs are completed. 

Drivers wanting to access I-95 South from N.C. 4/48 will now take the ramp to I-95 North, exit onto N.C. Highway 33, turn left and then merge onto I-95 South.

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  • leapinghurdles Jun 25, 2014

    I happened upon this accident yesterday and would like to point out inconsistencies in the reporting. Namely, the vehicle which damaged the flyover bridge was not a car - it was a large excavator that was atop a float trailer being pulled by a tractor trailer. The impact caused the excavator to fall off the trailer and be left in the travel lane underneath the bridge. I can only assume the boom arm of the excavator was up too high. Your reporter might do to fact check a bit more -- not a single car was involved in the accident. Have a great one!