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Shelby Bypass Road Widening/New Highway

Fast Facts

NCDOT Project # R-2707 (Includes R-2707AA, R-2707AB, R-2707B, R-2707C, R-2707D, R-2707E)
Type:
Road Widening/New highway
Affected Counties:
Cleveland
Estimated Cost:
$381,230,000

Description

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) plans to build a four-lane, divided interstate near Shelby and Mooresboro, in Cleveland County, North Carolina.

In total, the new bypass will be 18.6 miles, beginning at Peachtree Road near Mooresboro and extending east until it rejoins the existing US 74, just west of Long Branch Road. The project will also include additional realignment and widening of US 74 from Long Branch Road to just west of the US 74 and Shelby Road interchange.

Currently the US 74 route through Shelby consists of many traffic signals and driveways. This causes a relatively large volume of traffic, which helps to contribute to numerous accidents in this area, according to the NCDOT. Supporters hope this project will improve traffic flow, increase safety, provide better continuity to the area's other roadways, better access to the area, and improve economic growth.

Business and Homeowner Concerns, Lawsuits

There are concerns about the potential impacts on the area's current infrastructure. In Shelby, this project and other expansions will impact businesses and land and property owners.

Many business owners in Shelby are worried their businesses will suffer as potential customers will now be re-routed around them.

Other property owners have been frustrated by the length of time it took the NCDOT to finally start this project and buy their properties. Many have filed suit for damages.

What to Do if Your Property Is Affected

Just like any other real estate deal you can negotiate price as well as other factors regarding the taking of your property in full, or for an easement. But negotiating eminent domain contracts can be extremely complex and we don’t advocate negotiating with powerful NCDOT attorneys unless you have your own qualified and experienced representation.

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.

News/Publications

Map – Phases R-2707D and R-2707E

Shelby Bypass – 6 Phases of Construction

The NCDOT plans to complete the US 74 Shelby Bypass in six phases.

R-2707AA

2-mile section from west of Peachtree Road to east of Kimbrell Road near Mooresboro. Estimated construction cost: $25.4 million. This phase has been completed.

R-2707AB

1.9-mile section from east of Kimbrell Road to east of Plato Lee Road near Lattimore. Estimated construction cost: $14.1 million. This phase is expected to be completed in 2018.

R-2707B

2.6-mile section from east of Plato Lee Road to east of NC 226 north of Shelby. Estimated construction cost: $32.6 million. This phase is expected to be completed in 2018.

R-2707C

5.3-mile section from east of NC 226 to west of NC 150 heading northeast of Shelby. Estimated construction cost: $54.2 million. Construction is currently in process.

R-2707D

4.1-mile section from west of NC 150 to US 74 west of Long Branch Road, east of Shelby. Estimated construction cost: $50.4 million.

Schedule

  • Right-of-way acquisition – 2018
  • Start construction – 2021
  • End construction – 2024

Property Takings

It is estimated that more than 75 of parcels of property will be impacted by this project. Currently the NCDOT has set aside $11,100,000 for right-of-way takings.

R-2707E

2.6-mile section from US 74 west of Long Branch Road to west of Stony Point Road at US 74 Business in Kings Mountain. Estimated construction cost: $41.7 million.

Schedule

  • Right-of-way acquisition – 2018
  • Start construction – 2021
  • End construction – 2024

Property Takings

It is estimated that more than 75 of parcels of property will be impacted by this project. Currently the NCDOT has set aside $6,550,000 for right-of-way takings

 

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