The U.S. 74 Bypass around Shelby, North Carolina, is an 18.5-mile, four-lane, divided highway that will extend west of Peachtree Road near Mooresboro to the existing US 74 route west of Long Branch Road. Projected to cost more than $284.8 million dollars, the first two phases of the project, R-2707A and R-2707B, have already been funded by the state. Some property owners in the path of the project are already facing eminent domain.
If your home, business, or land is affected, you have the legal right to file an immediate land condemnation claim. This means you can either negotiate or litigate with the State of North Carolina to increase the compensation paid to you for the loss of your land.
US 74 Inverse Condemnation Claims
Three additional phases of the project—R-2707C, R-2707-D, and R-2707E—are not yet underway, but have been affecting property owners for many years by restricting what they can and cannot do with their land. These claims are called “inverse condemnation claims” because the state treats these properties as “protected corridors.” That means that property owners cannot develop their land, subdivide their properties, or significantly renovate existing structures.
At HensonFuerst, we're currently representing landowners affected by this bypass expansion project. As a result, our North Carolina land condemnation lawyers have filed a number of North Carolina Map Act lawsuits against the state, alleging that the protected corridors are unconstitutional and wrongfully deprive landowners of the use of their land.
One such lawsuit filed by HensonFuerst involves the matter of Stan Queen v. North Carolina Department of Transportation.
Helping Landowners Face the NCDOT
You deserve experienced legal representation if you're facing full or partial condemnation of your home, land, business, or church. Our North Carolina eminent domain lawyers know state laws, and we're ready to face the North Carolina Department of Transportation on your behalf.
Contact HensonFuerst, and let us help you get the fair treatment you deserve. Call (866) 745-7446 or complete our free initial consultation form to find out how we can help.