For more than 30 years, HensonFuerst has grown with the North Carolina communities we serve. But as demand on our infrastructure increases, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), state and local governments, and even private corporations have been increasingly condemning—or seizing—citizens' property for public use.
As the list of North Carolina projects requiring privately owned land continues to grow, many property owners are learning that some or all of their land may be condemned. Our eminent domain attorneys stay up to date on land condemnation claims as they develop, and we're actively investigating a variety of upcoming projects that affect North Carolina landowners.
Interstate 85 Widening Project
The NCDOT is constructing four additional lanes to approximately eight miles of I-85 from north of Exit 55 to north of Exit 63 in Cabarrus County. Improvements to interchanges at Exits 58, 60, and 63 are also planned.
Southeast High Speed Rail Corridor
A plan to extend high-speed passenger rail service from Washington, D.C., to Atlanta, Georgia, will affect property owners throughout North Carolina. One segment of the proposed rail network will connect Richmond, Virginia, with Raleigh. Another segment will connect Raleigh with Charlotte. The project involves construction of new rail lines, bridges, overpasses, passenger crossings, and highway.
Atlantic Coast Pipeline
Four regional energy companies came together to propose the Atlantic Coast Pipeline—a natural gas pipeline that will span 550 miles between Harrison County, West Virginia, and southern North Carolina. If approved, construction of the $4.5 billion project could begin as soon as 2017.
The NCDOT is planning to widen US 401/Louisburg Road to a four-lane, median-divided highway. Section C of the project, referred to as R-2814, picks up where the new Rolesville Bypass left off at NC 96 in Wake Forest. The proposed roadway extends 6 miles, ending north of SR 1103, and will affect about 130 properties.
The right of way process for this project has already started, and property is now being acquired from Wake and Franklin County residents. construction is projected to begin in 2017.
We're Here to Help
You're not alone if your land is being taken or you're facing restrictions on the use of your property. Our North Carolina eminent domain lawyers have experience handling land condemnation claims throughout the state, and we're here to help you get the fair treatment you deserve. Call Henson Fuerst at (866) 745-7446 or complete our free initial consultation form to find out how we can assist you today.