U.S. 701 Bypass Widening
NCDOT TIP # R-5020B
Project Type: Road Widening
Affected Counties: Columbus
Estimated Cost: $ 39,500,000
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is planning to widen U.S. 701 Bypass (JK Powell Blvd.) in Whiteville. The 2.28-mile stretch from Virgil Street to US-74/76 will become a Superstreet design limiting the number of left turns, which are considered hazardous. The expansion will also feature 23-foot wide medians and sidewalks on both sides.
Widening is deemed necessary to help keep traffic moving and for safety reasons.
- Right-of-way acquisition - Early 2018
- Start Construction - 2018
- End Construction - 2022
It is estimated that approximately 50 parcels of property will be impacted by this project. Currently the NCDOT has set aside $5,750,000 for right-of-way takings. If your property will be affected, contact one of our attorneys (two of whom previously worked on behalf of the NCDOT) for a free case evaluation.