FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- The state of North Carolina has approved more than $100 million to build another section of Interstate 295 into western Fayetteville.
The Fayetteville Observer reported the road known as the outer loop is being built in sections.
Transportation department engineer Greg Burns says the nearly 6-mile stretch of road is expected to cost nearly $105 million. Bids are expected for the work in May 2014.
Gov. Beverly Perdue announced last year that the state would accelerate construction of the highway.
Officials say the new road will help ease traffic congestion around Fort Bragg, which has almost 60,000 soldiers and airmen.