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First Section Of Fayetteville Outer Loop Opens To Traffic

Posted June 16, 2003 11:16 a.m. EDT

— Getting to Interstate 95 is getting easier in Cumberland County.

The first section of the Fayetteville Outer Loop opened Monday to traffic. It runs from Ramsey Street in north Fayetteville to River Road in Eastover. The first section includes a bridge over the Cape Fear River.

Monday's opening is has been a long time coming. The entire project has been planned for decades.

The next section to be completed by summer 2005 will actually connect River Road with I-95.