Kerr Avenue Widening
Fast Facts Project # U-3338B
Type: Road widening
Affected Counties: New Hanover
Estimated Cost: $22.5 million for right-of-way acquisitions; $19.3 million for construction
Completion date: 2013
The widening project is part of a larger project that is also widening Randall Parkway from Independence Boulevard to North College Road in Wilmington. The project will include four travel lanes, bicycle lanes, a landscaped median and a 10-foot-wide multi-use path between Independence Boulevard and South Kerr Avenue. Sidewalks and pedestrian crossings will also be installed.
The portion of the project labeled #U-3338B by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) involves widening North Kerr Avenue and South Kerr Avenue between Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway and Patrick Avenue.
- Wilmington Star News: "Widening of Kerr Avenue Could Lead to Legal Disputes"
- GTN News: NC Eminent Domain Law Firm Now Discussing Cases with Property Owners Affected by Kerr Avenue Road Widening in Wilmington, NC
The NCDOT is currently contacting property owners to initiate right-of-way proceedings. Construction is estimated to begin in May 2013, but no date has been set for finishing the project.
Approximately $22.5 million has been budgeted for acquiring property needed for the project, and NCDOT officials are currently contacting property owners about taking the property needed. The department of transportation has not announced the neighborhoods that will be affected, but the project map shows the portion of the road that will be widened. Property owners along that route may be affected by the widening.
If your property will be affected, contact one of our attorneys for a free case evaluation.